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Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2004 Mar;8(1):25-33.

Excision of heterotopic bone around the elbow.

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Hand Surgery Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA. dring@partners.org

Abstract

Heterotopic ossification about the elbow is common and sometimes contributes to a disabling loss of motion. The traditional trepidation and pessimism regarding surgical excision of heterotopic bone is giving way to a realization that operative treatment is successful in most cases and dramatic functional improvements can be obtained. Familiarity with extensile exposure and operative technique will increase the safety and efficacy of the procedure.

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