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Short-term outcome after resection of neurogenic heterotopic ossification around the hips and elbow following encephalitis.
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PMID:  22584991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a potential complication following brain or spinal cord injuries and diseases. Post-encephalitis HO is rare, and the number of affected joints is a prognostic predictor. A literature review revealed only a limited number of such cases, with one or two anatomical regions affected in each case. We report the case of a 21-year-old man who developed HO at the peri-articular regions of both hips and the right elbow post encephalitis. He had good functional outcome following excision of the ossific masses. There has not been any recurrence for up to two years from the first surgery. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such case involving more than two anatomical regions, and the first reported case from Sri Lanka.
J A Jayasundara; G L Punchihewa; D S de Alwis; S Renuka
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e97-e100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
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