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Prophylactic Radiation Therapy is Safe and Effective Treatment for the Prevention of Recurrent Heterotopic Ossification in Elbow and Knee Joints

By M. V. Mishra, L. Austin, J. Parvisi, M. Ramsey and T. N. Showalter


Background: Background Prophylactic radiation therapy (RT) is an established adjuvant therapy for heterotopic ossification (HO) of the hip when delivered in the immediate pre- or post-operative setting. Its role in prevention of recurrence after excision of HO is supported by randomized trials for HO of the hip, but there is scant evidence to support a similar approach in non-hip joints. In the current study, we evaluate radiologic and functional outcomes after prophylactic radiation therapy (RT) for prevention of HO of the knee and upper extremity [elbow and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints]. American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 52nd Annual Meeting October 31 - November 4, San Diego, C

Topics: Prophylactic Radiation Therapy, Safe, Effective Treatment, Prevention, Recurrent Heterotopic Ossification, Elbow joints, Knee Joints, thomas jefferson university, Oncology, Orthopedics
Publisher: Jefferson Digital Commons
Year: 2010
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