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, CA
Mishra, M. V.; Austin, L.; Parvisi, J.; Ramsey, M.; and Showalter, T. N.
"Prophylactic Radiation Therapy is Safe and Effective Treatment for the Prevention of Recurrent Heterotopic Ossification in Elbow and Knee Joints,"
Bodine Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 37.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/bodinejournal/vol3/iss1/37