Total hip arthroplasty. The role of antiinflammatory medications in the prevention of heterotopic ossification.

@article{KjaersgaardAndersen1991TotalHA,
  title={Total hip arthroplasty. The role of antiinflammatory medications in the prevention of heterotopic ossification.},
  author={Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen and Sonja A Schmidt},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1991},
  volume={263},
  pages={78-86}
}
Postoperative prophylaxis with antiinflammatory medications, primarily indomethacin, is extremely effective in preventing the severest degrees of heterotopic ossification (HO) after a total hip arthroplasty (THA) and the recurrence of excised HO developed after a previous hip surgery. Prophylaxis with indomethacin should be given in 25-mg doses three times daily for at least three weeks, starting on the first postoperative morning. However, a shorter treatment period may be equally effective in… CONTINUE READING
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