Clinical observations on fractures and heterotopic ossification in the spinal cord and traumatic brain injured populations.

@article{Garland1988ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical observations on fractures and heterotopic ossification in the spinal cord and traumatic brain injured populations.},
  author={Douglas E Garland},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1988},
  volume={233},
  pages={86-101}
}
Fracture care and osteogeneic response deviate significantly from normal in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury (SCI). In TBI open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) are recommended whenever possible to improve mobilization in the face of spasticity and the formation of heterotopic ossification (HO). In the patient with SCI, immobility and paralysis negatively alter healing. A fracture above the level of SCI, although not altered in healing, when treated by ORIF… CONTINUE READING

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