The prevention of heterotopic ossification in high-risk patients by low-dose radiation therapy after total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Ayers1986ThePO,
  title={The prevention of heterotopic ossification in high-risk patients by low-dose radiation therapy after total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={David C Ayers and C. McCollister Evarts and Jill Parkinson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1986},
  volume={68 9},
  pages={1423-30}
}
A prospective study was done to evaluate the efficacy of treatment with 1,000 rads of radiation in the prevention of heterotopic ossification after total hip arthroplasty in patients who are at high risk. In a previous prospective study, patients who were at high risk for heterotopic ossification after total hip arthroplasty were identified and an effective regimen for its prevention was established. It was demonstrated that treatment with 2,000 rads of radiation that was initiated within four… CONTINUE READING

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