Enhanced Osteogenesis: Systemic Consequence of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • R. Wildburger
  • N. Zarkovic
  • S. Borovic
  • K. Zarkovic
  • Z. Kejla
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Already in 1918, Dejerine and Ceillier [9] described for the first time the appearance of abundant osseous neoformations near joints and bones in patients with injuries of the spinal cord. Calandriello in 1964 [7] and Roberts in 1968 [28] were the first authors to describe the phenomenon in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The advantage of this phenomenon is early consolidation of the fractures, while an extreme disadvantage is extensive periarticular calcification that could, in spite of the spontaneous ending of the process, lead to complete ankylosis of the affected joint (Figs. 1, 2).


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  • R. Wildburger
  • N. Zarkovic
  • S. Borovic
  • K. Zarkovic
  • Z. Kejla

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