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Deep Venous Thrombosis and Heterotopic Ossification in the Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Other Title
외상성 척수손상 환자의 심부정맥 혈전증과 이소성 골화증
Authors
나, 은우; 김, 화숙; 문, 혜원; 이, 일영; 엄, 재호; 이, 종빈
Citation
Taehan Chaehwal Ŭihakhoe chi, 27(3):349-352, 2003
Journal Title
Taehan Chaehwal Ŭihakhoe chi; The Journal of Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine; 대한재활의학회지
ISSN
1225-584X
Abstract
Objective: To investigate the incidence, time of onset, and risk factors of deep vein thrombosis asssociated with heterotopic ossification in patients with spinal cord injury. Method: The medical records of 201 patients with spinal cord injury were reviewed. Duplex ultrasound and/or venography were used for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and 3 phase bone scan and/or plain radiologic studies were used for the diagnosis of heterotopic ossification.

Results: Whereas the incidence of heterotopic ossification and deep vein thrombosis in this population were 10.0% and 4.5%, respectively, 55.5% of the individuals with deep vein thrombosis developed heterotopic ossification. The overall incidence of coexistence of deep vein thrombosis and heterotopic ossification was 2.5%. The significant difference between the occurrence of heterotopic ossification and deep; vein thrombosis in this SCI population reached statistical significance (Fisher´s exact test p<0.005).

Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that there exists an association between the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis and heterotopic ossification following SCI.
Keywords
Heterotopic ossificationDeep venous thrombosisSpinal cord injury
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