Running head : HETEROTOPIC OSSIFICATION 1 Heterotopic Ossification : Cellular Basis , Symptoms , and Treatment


Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the process by which calcified bone develops in soft tissues. Because of the abnormal calcification, complications such as bone deformation, loss of range of motion, and joint immobility adversely affect patients. There are many genetic types of heterotopic ossification, namely fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva… (More)

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