The occurrence of heterotopic ossification after total hip arthroplasty may be prevented by radiation or medical therapy. The authors report the results obtained in 96 cases treated by cobalt therapy: the occurrence of high grade ossification (Brooker III and IV) is equal to 1% in cases treated, as compared to 9% in cases not treated. Male patients of advanced age and who are characterized by primary arthrosis are more at risk for ossification.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||La Chirurgia degli organi di movimento|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1996|