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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Knee, Heterotopic ossification, Arthroscopy portal, Partial meniscectomy|
|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|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:49|
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