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Journal Club February 2013: Heterotopic Ossification

Article title: Heterotopic Ossification
Dia Shehab, MD; Abdelhamid H. Elgazzar, MD; and B. David Collier, MD
Journal/Source:  The Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2002; 43(3):346-353

Discussion: Heterotopic ossification (HO) was first described in 1883 and 1918 from reports of soldiers who had experienced spinal cord trauma in World War I.   HO is the presence of bone in soft tissues where it does not normally exist, and it comes in 2 subtypes.  The first type of HO is the acquired type, and it is more common.   Acquired HO is precipitated by trauma or has a neurogenic cause.  Traumatic cases of HO often follow fractures, total hip arthroplasty (THA), and direct muscular trauma.  Neurogenic  causes of HO include spinal cord injuries (SCI) and central nervous system (CNS) injuries, where HO develops in sites distal to the level of the spinal cord or CNS injury.  The second type of HO, myositis ossificans progressiva, is hereditary and not the focus of this article.

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Full-text Article: AOCPMR Journal Club – Feb. 2013 – Heterotopic ossification
Review with Questions Download: AOCPMR Journal Club Feb. Article Discussion Heterotopic Ossification