Prevention of heterotopic ossification at the elbow following trauma using radiation therapy.

@article{Stein2003PreventionOH,
  title={Prevention of heterotopic ossification at the elbow following trauma using radiation therapy.},
  author={Drew A Stein and R. R. Patel and Kenneth Andrew Egol and F Thomas D Kaplan and Nirmal C. Tejwani and Kenneth J. Koval},
  journal={Bulletin (Hospital for Joint Diseases (New York, N.Y.))},
  year={2003},
  volume={61 3-4},
  pages={151-4}
}
The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of postoperative single dose radiation therapy of 700 centigray on fracture/dislocations of the elbow in the prevention of heterotopic ossification. Eleven patients were reviewed for this study. Each patient sustained high-energy trauma to the extremity causing a fracture/dislocation of the elbow. After open reduction and internal fixation, a postoperative single dose of 700-centigray radiation therapy was administered to the patients… CONTINUE READING
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