Para-articular ossification in total hip replacement: An indication for irradiation therapy

Abstract

The results of postoperative irradiation therapy after total hip replacement or resection of para-articular ossification in 25 patients are reported. The patients were kept under radiological observation for an average period of 26 months and clinical observation for an average period of 31 months after surgery. There were only two clinically relevant recurrences of para-articular ossification. The earlier radiotherapy with a total dose of 2000 rads (2000 cGy) was begun, the better was the effect. In this small population sample statistical significance could not be calculated. No side effects were detected.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00435422

6 Figures and Tables

Statistics

0200400'93'96'99'02'05'08'11'14'17
Citations per Year

161 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 161 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

@article{Brunner1987ParaarticularOI, title={Para-articular ossification in total hip replacement: An indication for irradiation therapy}, author={Dr. R. Brunner and Erwin W. Morscher and Ruben H{\"{u}nig}, journal={Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery}, year={1987}, volume={106}, pages={102-107} }