Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 133, Issue 7, pp 979–984 | Cite as

Heterotopic ossification in portal sites following hip arthroscopy

  • Burak Yagmur OzturkEmail author
  • Bryan T. Kelly
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine


Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a well-known condition that usually occurs after head trauma, burns and open surgical procedures, most commonly around the hip and elbow joints. It is a well-documented complication occurring after open hip surgery; however, there exists limited information regarding its prevalence and clinical importance following hip arthroscopy. We report a case of symptomatic HO formation in portal sites following arthroscopic rim decompression, femoroplasty and labral debridement that was successfully treated with arthroscopic removal.


Heterotopic ossification Hip arthroscopy Portals Femoroacetabular impingement 



We hereby state that all ethical, legal and patient rights wise considerations were fulfilled during and after this report. We report no possible conflicts of interest with any institutions or companies and also no outside funding or grants. None of the researchers or an affiliated institute received from a commercial entity something of value related in any way to this report.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery ServiceHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Center for Hip PreservationHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA

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