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Results from the ESSKA Survey on Prophylaxis for Heterotopic Ossification (HO) after Hip Arthroscopy

01 March 2018  
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Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a condition in which unwanted and potentially disabling bone tissue forms in abnormal locations such as the muscles, musculotendinous junctions, and joint capsules. It may occur after trauma and surgery. Its occurrence is well documented around the elbow and hip following fracture surgery and total hip replacement. The number of hip arthroscopies performed has increased exponentially over the last decade, and HO has become well recognised following this procedure, being regularly present on post-operative radiographs. 

Since no consensus exists on the use of NSAIDs as HO prophylaxis following HA, ESSKA’s Hip Arthroscopy Committee decided to address this topic with a survey among ESSKA Members at large.

A summary of the results of the survey is available under Initiatives / Surveys


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