Heterotopic bone formation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with BPTB autograft


Erdil M., Asik M., Sen C., POLAT G.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.46, no.1, pp.72-76, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2012.2529
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-76

Abstract

In this study, we present a 36-year-old male patient who developed heterotopic ossification after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction performed using bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft harvested from the 1/3 middle part of the patellar tendon. This ossified part, which restricted range of motion of the affected knee, was excised surgically 1 year after diagnosis. Physical examination, conducted 36 months later, revealed the achievement of full range of motion without any complaints or recurrences. Heterotopic ossification following ACL reconstruction is a very rare complication, which should be removed with open surgery.