Ketorolac prophylaxis against heterotopic ossification after hip replacement.

  title={Ketorolac prophylaxis against heterotopic ossification after hip replacement.},
  author={James W. Pritchett},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Three hundred three patients undergoing total hip replacement were enrolled in a prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical study of heterotopic bone formation. All the procedures were primary arthroplasties done for osteoarthritis using an anterolateral approach. Patients with spondyloarthropathy, previous surgery, or previous head or pelvic trauma were excluded. A total of 152 patients received 60 mg of ketorolac intraoperatively and 30 mg every 8 hours for 5 doses postoperatively… CONTINUE READING


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