What are some of the problems caused by post amputation heterotopic ossification?
Pain and trouble fitting a prosthesis.
How can heterotopic ossification be prevented in a patient with an amputation?
Multiple interventions have been attempted: anti-inflammatories, bisphosphonates, external beam radiation, and a teflon cap at the resection margin, amongst other strategies. Surgical excision has also been performed in some cases.
Soft tissue calcification around the femoral diaphysis amptuation margin. The trabecular pattern of the heterotopic calcification indicates that it is heterotopic ossification.