Section 08. Heterotopic Ossification & Venous Thromboembolism

Heterotopic ossification is the formation of pathologic bone within soft tissues, often muscle tissues, where bone formation does not usually occur (Watanabe & Sant 2001). Heterotopic ossification and venous thromboembolism may present post injury. This section reviews the prevalence of each post ABI, the diagnostic methods used to detect each, and the interventions used to treat each complication.