Heterotopic ossification as a complication of acetabular fracture. Prophylaxis with low-dose irradiation.

@article{Boss1988HeterotopicOA,
  title={Heterotopic ossification as a complication of acetabular fracture. Prophylaxis with low-dose irradiation.},
  author={Michael J. Boss{\'e} and Attila Poka and Charles M. Reinert and F R Ellwanger and Robert G Slawson and Edward R McDevitt},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1988},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={1231-7}
}
In a retrospective review of thirty-seven patients who had operative treatment for thirty-eight complex acetabular fractures, postoperative low-dose irradiation was administered to seventeen patients (eighteen fractures) to suppress heterotopic ossification. All of the patients had been operated on through either an extended iliofemoral incision or a modified extended iliofemoral incision. The prophylactic radiation was administered using a low-dose protocol; most of the patients received 1,000… CONTINUE READING