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Comparative clinical study of the prophylaxis of heterotopic ossifications after total hip arthroplasty using etoricoxib or diclofenac

Winkler, Sebastian ; Springorum, Hans-Robert ; Vaitl, Tobias ; Handel, Martin ; Barta, Sabine ; Kehl, Victoria ; Craiovan, Benjamin ; Grifka, Joachim


This study investigated whether etoricoxib (COX-II blocker) has a superior efficacy of preventing heterotopic ossification (HO) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) compared to diclofenac (non-selective NSAID). One hundred patients were included (50 in each group) in this single centre, prospective, double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial. Etoricoxib (90 mg) was administered once and ...


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