A patient who developed hemiplegia related to a hemorrhagic stroke and who had not been started on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis or a physical medicine and rehabilitation program was admitted to our clinic on the 4th month after the event. Our patient had pain, swelling, redness, increased temperature at the right lower extremity, range of motion limitation at the hip and knee, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) at the same side lower extremity, and heterotopic ossification (HO) at the hip.
Our case is presented to emphasize the HO that is not frequently seen after stroke, the importance of DVT prophylaxis in hemorrhagic stroke, and the association between DVT, HO, and CRPS.
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Published online: January 08, 2016
Accepted: November 22, 2015
Received in revised form: October 22, 2015
Received: September 18, 2015
The authors declare no conflict of interest and no funding information.
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