Preoperative nerve imaging using computed tomography in patients with heterotopic ossification of the elbow

Bachman D. R., Kamaci S., Thaveepunsan S., Park S. E., Vasileiadis G. I., O'Driscoll S. W.

JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, vol.24, no.7, pp.1149-1155, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Hypothesis: This study evaluated the usefulness of computed tomography (CT) imaging for preoperative planning of heterotopic ossification (HO) excision, specifically the spatial relationship between HO and radial and median nerves. Our hypotheses were that CT imaging of the elbow can be used (1) to trace the paths of the radial and median nerves, (2) to distinguish the nerves from the heterotopic bone, and (3) to precisely measure distances from the respective nerve to the most clinically relevant HO.