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Salah Rubayi

Division of Plastic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine U.S.C.

Title: Heterotopic Ossification in Spinal Cord Injury Patient is a challenge to the plastic surgeon.


Biography: Salah Rubayi


Heterotopic Ossification is a devastating disease in many patients with primary diagnosis of spinal injury, brain injury, and burn injury.  Twenty percent of SCI patients develop this abnormal pathological calcification around their joints and muscles, which will eventually end in multiple complication to the patient, example restricted range of motion to the joints which may end in complete anklyosis, developing pressure ulcer which is secondary to abnormal fixation of the hip joints and the pelvis.  To summarize the end result is tremendous changes in the quality of patient life.  Nowadays the plastic surgeon involve in the management of many diseases which may involve different specialities.  The advancement of reconstructive surgery has helped to apply this management of the H.O. disease.  The Author will present a comprehensive presentation of the pathological manifestation and surgical management with post-operative management to prevent recurrence of the disease.