Progression of Heterotopic Ossification around the Elbow after Trauma

ter Meulen, Dirk P. and Nota, Sjoerd and Hageman, Michiel and Ring, David (2016) Progression of Heterotopic Ossification around the Elbow after Trauma. The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 4 (3). pp. 228-230.

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 Background: This study addresses the null hypothesis that there is no expansion of heterotopic ossification (HO) in the elbow beyond what can be seen early on.  Methods: The area of HO was measured on lateral radiographs of 38 consecutive patients that had operative treatment of HO between 2000 and 2013. Measurements from radiographs obtained between 3 to 7 weeks were compared to measurements from radiographs made 3 months or more after injury. Results: There was no significant difference between the average area of HO on the first (median 2.8 square centimeters, Q1: 1.5, Q3: 5.1) and later radiographs (median of 2.8 square centimeters, Q1: 1.4, Q3: 5.0) (P = 0.99). Discussion: According to our results the area of HO does not expand beyond what can be seen early in the disease process. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery
Depositing User: abjs abjs
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 13:58

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