Fractionated and Single-Dose Radiotherapy for Heterotopic Bone Formation in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury A Phase-I/II Study

@article{SautterBihl2001FractionatedAS,
  title={Fractionated and Single-Dose Radiotherapy for Heterotopic Bone Formation in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury A Phase-I/II Study},
  author={Marie-Luise Sautter-Bihl and Beatrix H{\"u}ltenschmidt and Erhard Liebermeister and Andras Nanassy},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
  year={2001},
  volume={177},
  pages={200-205}
}
Heterotopic ossifications occur in about 20% of patients with spinal cord injury and may seriously compromise the rehabilitation process. Aim of the present study was to evaluate if radiotherapy administered early in the course of the disease prevents the manifestation of heterotopic ossification and if in patients whose bone formations have been resected recurrence can be avoided. Patients and Methods: 52 patients (44 males, eight females, median age 33 years) and 75 joints were irradiated… CONTINUE READING