Heterotopic Ossification Within an Arthroscopic Portal After Uneventful Partial Meniscectomy

Berndt, Christoph, Ganko, Anthony, Whitehouse, Sarah L., & Crawford, Ross W. (2008) Heterotopic Ossification Within an Arthroscopic Portal After Uneventful Partial Meniscectomy. The Knee, 15(5), pp. 416-418.

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We report the case of a 44-year-old man who underwent a partial medial meniscectomy for a meniscal tear whose postoperative course was complicated by the development of heterotopic ossification (HO) within the medial arthroscopic portal. Following a routine initial procedure, the patient presented with ongoing pain and a palpable, painful lump around the previous medial arthroscopy portal. Plain radiographs and MRI were suggestive of a bony structure within the soft tissues. Histopathological examination at repeat arthropscopy confirmed osseous tissue consistent with HO. Recovery after the second procedure was rapid and resulted in normal knee function and complete pain relief. HO within an arthroscopy portal is a rare complication following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy in the knee and has not previously been described in the literature.

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ID Code: 13589
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knee, Heterotopic ossification, Arthroscopy portal, Partial meniscectomy
DOI: 10.1016/j.knee.2008.05.003
ISSN: 0968-0160
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 21 May 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:49

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