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Volume:3 Issue:8 Number:11 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #5222
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Indomethacin equivalent to irradiation to prevent postoperative heterotopic ossification


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OrthoEvidence. Indomethacin equivalent to irradiation to prevent postoperative heterotopic ossification. ACE Report. 2014;3(8):11. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/5222

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Indomethacin compared with localized irradiation for the prevention of heterotopic ossification following surgical treatment of acetabular fractures

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 Dec;83-A(12):1783-8

Contributing Authors: TA Burd KJ Lowry JO Anglen

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Synopsis

166 patients with an acetabular fracture treated surgically were randomized to receive postoperative indomethacin or localized irradiation as potential prophylaxis against heterotopic ossification. There were also sixteen additional patients who were randomized but did not receive treatment with either prophylactic regime that was unable to comply with the regimen to which they were assigned. At a...

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