[Radiation therapy in the prevention of periarticular, heterotopic ossification following implantation of a total hip endoprosthesis].

Abstract

From June 1988 to January 1991 the efficacy of a low-dose (5 x 2 Gy) versus a high-dose (10 x 2 Gy, resp. 5 x 3,5 Gy) prophylactic postoperative radiotherapy was assessed in a prospective randomized trial. 60 patients at the highest risk for formation of heterotopic ossification (HO) were included in this study, i.e. patients that presented already HO in… (More)

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