This study reviewed the incidence of heterotopic ossification and the functional limitations in a cohort of consecutive patients with prior stroke who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). Thirty-one primary THAs were performed in 22 patients who had a cerebrovascular accident prior to THA. Mean follow-up was 35 months. The overall incidence of heterotopic ossification was 36%, with significant Brooker class III and IV heterotopic ossification reported in 22% of patients. The data suggest that prior cerebrovascular accident may pose an increased risk of significant heterotopic ossification following primary THA. Consideration of prophylaxis in this subset of patients may be warranted.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine