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Heterotopic ossification of the hip post reamed intramedullary femoral nail: a case report

Kow, Ren Yi and Low, Chooi Leng and Jaya Raj, Jeffrey and VA Abraham, Jacob and Mor Japar Khan, Ed Simor Khan (2019) Heterotopic ossification of the hip post reamed intramedullary femoral nail: a case report. Orthopedic Research Online Journal, 5 (4). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2576-8875

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Hetorotopic Ossification (HO) is abnormal formation of bone in the soft tissue. Heterotopic ossification of the hip following reamed interlocking medullary nail is uncommon and it has received little attention from the clinician. We take this opportunity to report a young man who presented with symptomatic heterotopic ossification of the hip eight months post antegrade reamed interlocking medullary nail which failed conservative treatment. Reamed intramedullary nailing and delayed mobilization are the contributing factors in this patient. The pathophysiology of this condition is not fully understood. As a result, there is no consensus in the prevention of heterotopic ossification in such patients. Similarly, the management of this condition also is lacking but resection is the treatment of choice for symptomatic patient.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 5579/73615
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heterotopic ossification; Reamed intramedullary femoral nail; Complication; Femur fracture
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Zulfadzli Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 15:28
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 15:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73615

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