Pathogenesis and prevention strategies of heterotopic ossification in total hip arthroplasty: a narrative literature review and results of a survey in Germany

@article{Winkler2015PathogenesisAP,
  title={Pathogenesis and prevention strategies of heterotopic ossification in total hip arthroplasty: a narrative literature review and results of a survey in Germany},
  author={Sebastian W. Winkler and B. Craiovan and Florian Wagner and Martin Weber and J. Grifka and Tobias Renkawitz},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={135},
  pages={481-489}
}
Heterotopic ossification (HO) after THA can lead to pain, impaired range of motion and possibly revision surgery. This article summarizes current literature on the pathogenesis of HO in THA and trauma. Second, it presents the results of a survey on prophylactic concepts for HO in Germany. A narrative literature review was conducted by searching three databases (Pubmed, ScienceDirect, the Cochrane library) on the aetiology of HO. Between 2013 and 2014, a questionnaire was sent to 119 orthopaedic… CONTINUE READING
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