International Orthopaedics

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 133–134 | Cite as

HO prevention and the combined therapeutic protocol—do we really need it?

  • Kamil Cagri Kose
  • Oguz Cebesoy
  • Levent Altinel
Letter to the editor


Osteoarthritis Indomethacin Spondylitis Heterotopic Ossification Hyperostosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamil Cagri Kose
    • 1
    • 2
  • Oguz Cebesoy
    • 1
  • Levent Altinel
    • 1
  1. 1.Afyon Kocatepe University Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Orthopedics and TraumatologyAfyonTurkey
  2. 2.AfyonkarahisarTurkey

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