J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev 2021 07 22;5(7). Epub 2021 Jul 22.
From the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY (Dr. Gkiatas, Mr. Xiang, Mr. Windsor, Dr. Malahias, Dr. Tarity, and Dr. Sculco), and the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (Mr. Karasavvidis).
Background: Heterotopic ossification (HO) is abnormal growth of ectopic bone and negatively affects the outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to characterize the prevalence and severity of HO after primary TKA.
Methods: A systematic review of the literature was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Read More