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The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 98-B, Issue 6 | Pages 761 - 766
1 Jun 2016
Davis G Patel RP Tan TL Alijanipour P Naik TU Parvizi J


We aimed to assess the influence of ethnicity on the incidence of heterotopic ossification (HO) after total hip arthroplasty (THA).

Patients and Methods

We studied the six-month post-operative anteroposterior radiographs of 1449 consecutive primary THAs (1324 patients) and retrospectively graded them for the presence of HO, using the Brooker Classification.