• injuries
  • The next major development in the history of heterotopic ossification came in 1918 because of military injuries sustained during World War I. Dejerine and Ceillier described a condition they referred to as paraosteoarthropathy, which they observed in patients with paraplegia caused by gunshot wounds to the spinal cord. (medscape.com)
  • injury
  • citation needed] Most (i.e. 80%) ossifications arise in the thigh or arm, and are caused by a premature return to activity after an injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • CITE
  • The risks of infection and blood clots are always present, and Ganz and his colleagues cite complications such as heterotopic ossification (new bone formation around the hip), nerve injuries, failure of the greater trochanter to heal back properly, persistent pain following the formation of scar tissue (adhesions) in the hip joint, and a small risk of damage of the blood supply to the femoral head. (wikipedia.org)