Myositis ossificans traumatica

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Myositis ossificans traumatica

Myositis ossificans traumatica is the development of bone where other muscle or other soft tissue is normally present. This occurs within a few weeks after a traumatic injury, when the body is trying to heal a deep muscle bruise and replaces the muscle cells with bone tissue. This bone formation is often painful and limits the range of motion in the affected area.

Myositis ossificans traumatica is seen most often in young adults, although it can occur in anyone who experiences a deep muscle injury. Paraplegics are also at higher risk of developing myositis ossificans traumatica. Symptoms include a solid bump, pain, and limited range of motion. The extent of the myositis ossifications may be limited by applying ice and compression to the affected location after the injury, and later applying heat. It is also important to avoid improper muscle massages to allow for proper healing of deep muscle injuries. Allowing sufficient time for rest and avoiding further injuries are also important to avoid or reduce myositis ossifications.

Myositis ossificans traumatica is diagnosed using medical imaging to reveal abnormal bone growth. Treatments for myositis ossifications depend on the severity of the bone formation. Minor myositis ossificans from trauma will often resolve without treatment. Medications may be used to decrease inflammation and pain. Physical therapy may be used to break apart any bony formations and allow the body to reabsorb the bone tissue. Surgery may be required for severe cases that are very painful, affect nerves, or severely limit range of motion. If you are suffering from traumatic myositis ossifications, talk to your doctor about the most current treatment options.

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The terms "Myositis ossificans traumatica" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Myositis ossificans traumatica causing ankylosis of the elbow.
 

Author(s): B Kanthimathi, S Udhaya Shankar, K Arun Kumar, V L Narayanan

Journal: Clin Orthop Surg. 2014 Dec;6(4):480-3.

 

Myositis ossificans traumatica is an unusual complication following a muscle contusion injury. A significantly large myositic mass causing ankylosis of the elbow is even rarer. We report a 13-year-old boy who presented with a 14-month history of a fixed elbow with no movement and ...

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2014

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A rare isolated unilateral myositis ossificans traumatica of the lateral pterygoid muscle: a case report.
 

Author(s): Alessia Spinzia, Guido Moscato, Emanuele Broccardo, Lara Castelletti, Fabio Maglitto, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Pasquale Piombino

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Myositis ossificans traumatica is a pathological condition characterized by the extraskeletal formation of bony tissue, induced by violent or repeated trauma.

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2014

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Myositis ossificans traumatica of the medial pterygoid muscle: a case report.
 

Author(s): Fernanda Trautmann, Paula de Moura, Tito L Fernandes, Rogério O Gondak, Julio C de M Castilho, Edmundo Medici Filho

Journal: J Oral Sci. 2010 Sep;52(3):485-9.

 

In this report, we present a case of myositis ossificans traumatica (MOT) of the medial pterygoid muscle that had developed after mandibular block anesthesia administered for endodontic treatment of the lower right second molar, demonstrating typical features of this condition. MOT ...

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2010

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