The para-articular ossifications in our paraplegics and tetraplegics: a survey of 704 patients

Paraplegia. 1978 Nov;16(3):272-5. doi: 10.1038/sc.1978.52.


The X-ray examination of 704 spinal cord injured patients have showed that in 20 per cent of the cases para-articular ossifications were present most frequently in the hips. They were less frequently found in non-traumatic and incomplete cases. No other clear relationship was found.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Elbow Joint
  • Female
  • Hip Joint
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / complications*
  • Knee Joint
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ossification, Heterotopic / complications*
  • Paraplegia / complications*
  • Quadriplegia / complications*
  • Shoulder Joint