Total heterotopic ossification of an acellular dermal matrix used for abdominal wall reconstruction

Vernissia Tam, Jonathan Zelken, Justin M. Sacks

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Abstract

Heterotopic ossification is an observable phenomenon in the setting of abdominal wounds, estimated to effect 25% of all patients after midline abdominal surgery. The development of acellular dermal matrices has revolutionised the approach in repairing abdominal hernias, especially for potentially contaminated wounds. We describe a case of heterotopic bone formation incorporating the whole of an acellular dermal matrix in a patient on chronic steroid therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ case reports
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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