Volume 51 Number 3, 2014
Pages 497 — 502
Abstract — The management of heterotopic ossification (HO) is controversial. Although some reports have investigated assessment and surgical resection techniques for HO affecting one or more joints, the cases of multijoint stiffness secondary to HO are rare. This article describes a rare case of HO affecting both upper limbs of a 32-year-old man that severely interfered with activities of daily living. We present the rehabilitation management of this case and the functional outcome 1 to 2 yr after excision of the ossific masses.
Key words: bilateral upper limbs, excision of ossific masses, functional outcome, heterotopic ossification, management, multijoint, prevention of recurrence, rehabilitation management, stiffness, surgical resection.
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