Heterotopic Ossification

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What is Heterotopic Ossification?

Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the growth of bone in abnormal places like soft tissue. It can occur anywhere in the body. The hip, knees, shoulders and elbows are the most common locations. This condition can vary from minor to heavy growth.


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Heterotopic Ossification Causes
Causes
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Heterotopic Ossification Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Heterotopic Ossification Diagnosis
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Screening for Heterotopic Ossification
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