The effect of indomethacin on para-articular ectopic ossification following total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Ritter1982TheEO,
  title={The effect of indomethacin on para-articular ectopic ossification following total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Merrill A. Ritter and Terence J Gioe},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1982},
  volume={167},
  pages={113-7}
}
Three patients exhibiting Grade III para-articular ectopic ossification following bilateral hip arthroplasty were successfully treated by excision of the bone and small-dose, short-term indomethacin therapy. Based on these results, a preliminary study was performed to determine the effect of indomethacin used prophylactically in patients who were predisposed to ectopic ossification and were undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Of a retrospective control group of 24 hips with extensive bilateral… CONTINUE READING
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