Does heterotopic ossification affect the outcomes of cervical total disc replacement? A meta-analysis.

@article{Zhou2015DoesHO,
  title={Does heterotopic ossification affect the outcomes of cervical total disc replacement? A meta-analysis.},
  author={Hao-han Zhou and Yang Qu and Rong-peng Dong and Ming-yang Kang and Jian-wu Zhao},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2015},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={E332-40}
}
STUDY DESIGN Meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to answer the following questions: (1) Does heterotopic ossification (HO) negatively influence clinical outcomes after cervical total disc replacement (CTDR)? (2) Should patients be classified into HO and non-HO groups? (3) Is there a more rational classification? SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Heterotopic ossification has emerged as a common complication after CTDR and has been an important reason for reoperation, thus… CONTINUE READING
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