Re: More on decals

From:Jennifer Englin <>

I cut the femoral head in half if it is a fracture and take a look, then submitt a section for decal of the fracture site.  On resected femoral heads for osteoarthritis we don't even cut them, we just look at them grossly with not sections submitted.

>>> "Hagerty, Marjorie A." <> 09/28/00 05:07PM >>>
Does anyone do this or know of anyone doing this:

When we receive a femoral head, we cut it into four large cross-section
slices. We then photograph each of the slices. We x-ray each of the slices
looking for abnormalities. We mark on the photograph where each of the three
sections we take for processing comes from. Would love to tell the
pathologist that no one I know does this, but decided I better get more data
before approaching him.



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