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I know the meaning of heterotopic but could you explain the long term problems or effects of this please.
Is the increased blood flow and pooling good or bad?
Is the bone growth around the fracture good or bad?
The small area of the fracture shows no bone growth - is this good or bad and is the rim of new bone a satisfactory substitute?
The injury occurred on Oct 29/30 2011 and the scans were conducted in early March 2012. He had about 30 degree knee movement but has improved to over 100 degs with physio and brute force (under general anesthetic) - caused by calcification of knee joint due to inactivity/long time before operation to insert rod into femur