Excision of Heterotopic Ossification (HO) of the Hip

  • Peter V. Giannoudis
  • Fragkiskos N. Xypnitos
  • Panayiotis N. Soucacos
  • Panayiotis N. Soucacos


Ectopic bone formation in the soft tissues.

Brain injury (traumatic and non-traumatic).


Sciatic Nerve Heterotopic Ossification Ectopic Bone Formation Sciatic Notch Heterotopic Ossification Formation 
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Further Reading

  1. Board TN, Karva A, Board RE, Gambhir AK, Porter ML. The prophylaxis and treatment of heterotopic ossification following lower limb arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 2007;89-B:434–40.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Chao ST, Lee S-Y, Borden LS, Joyce MJ, Krebs VE, Suh JH. External beam radiation helps prevent heterotopic bone formation in patients with a history of heterotopic ossification. J Arthroplasty. 2006;21(5):731–6.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Manidakis N, Kanakaris NK, Nikolaou VS, Giannoudis PV. Early palsy of the sciatic nerve due to heterotopic ossification after surgery for fracture of the posterior wall of the acetabulum. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 2009;91-B:253–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter V. Giannoudis
    • 1
  • Fragkiskos N. Xypnitos
    • 2
  • Panayiotis N. Soucacos
    • 3
  • Panayiotis N. Soucacos
    • 4
  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  3. 3.University of Athens, School of MedicineAthensGreece
  4. 4.Orthopaedic Research & Education Center (OREC)AthensGreece

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