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[Pre- and postoperative radiotherapy to prevent heterotopic ossification of the hip joint].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Strahlentherapie und Onkologie : Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et al]
Publication Date
Volume
170
Issue
5
Pages
281–291
Identifiers
PMID: 8197551
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Preoperative and postoperative radiotherapy have equal prophylactic efficacy to prevent heterotopic ossification following hip surgery. The main advantage of preoperative radiotherapy are the simple management of the patient, the reduction of possible complications associated with transport and positioning of the patient in the postoperative period as well as excellent acceptance of this treatment concept by patients, nurses and staff.

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