The role of radiotherapy for prevention of heterotopic ossification after major hip surgery
Heterotopic ossification or ectopic bone formation represents a widely known complication after surgery involving joint spaces. Posttraumatic heterotopic ossification can be found at any site. The most common postsurgical site is the hip following total hip arthroplasty.
This review explores the treatment options to prevent ectopic bone formation after major surgery of hip, especially, the role of radiotherapy.
Key wordsBenign diseases Heterotopic ossification Ectopic bone formation Total hip arthroplasty Radiotherapy
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