Management of multijoint stiffness of bilateral upper limbs secondary to heterotopic ossification: Case report and literature review

Hong-wei Min, Ke-min Liu, Xin-zuo Han, Rui Gu
2014 Journal of rehabilitation research and development  
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
more » ... 2 yr after excision of the ossific masses. Abbreviations: ADL = activity of daily living, HO = heterotopic ossification, ROM = range of motion, TBI = traumatic brain injury.
doi:10.1682/jrrd.2013.03.0073 pmid:25019670 fatcat:r3krvsitxjbeth2vnznsrosu5q