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Year : 1986  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-62

Localized Myositis Ossificans-A Case Report



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V. K Tiwari


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Trauma is the most common cause of myositis ossificans or heteropic bone formation. The lesion may follow a single or repeated mild or severe trauma (blow). Gaschickter and Masaritz (1938) reported 25 patients with circumscribed Myositis ossificans. Fifteen of them gave the history of injury, in rest 10 cases there was no history of evident trauma. The localized lesion reported by many authors, occurs particularly in young vigorous male adults, specially in sports, such as football (Ackerman 1958). In older literature ossification is often described as occurring in the thigh muscles of shoemaker or in the “rifle shoulder” of infantry man or in the thighs of cavalry man, so called “riders bone” (Gaschickter and Masaritz 1938). It is an inflammatory process of muscle in its early stage. Inflammation gradually subsides as ossification takes place (Thorndike 1940). The ossification is gradually absorbed in part or full, depending upon its size and location. We are reporting here a case of localized myositis ossificans without significant trauma.


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