Heterotopic bone formation in burned patients.


Heterotopic bone formation about joints and in soft tissues is known to cause joint immobilization and permanent physical impairment in burned patients. Despite aggressive physical therapy aimed at prevention, heterotopic bone formation still occurs in a small percentage of patients. Prolonged immobilization in concert with trauma or burn about the involved… (More)


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@article{Elledge1988HeterotopicBF, title={Heterotopic bone formation in burned patients.}, author={E S Elledge and Aaron Smith and William F. McManus and Basil A. Pruitt}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={1988}, volume={28 5}, pages={684-7} }