Bilateral and recurrent myositis ossificans in an athlete: A case report and review of treatment options

Alan E. Miller, Brian A Davis, Olawunmi A. Beckley

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Abstract

An unusual case of recurrent myositis ossificans (MO) bilaterally in the hamstring muscles of a 47-year-old athlete secondary to trauma is presented with a review of the literature of current treatment options. MO is a common condition that occurs among athletes in association with muscle and/or tendon strain or contusion. After an extensive literature review, we believe this to be the first case reported of recurrent and bilateral MO in a nonsurgical setting from recurrent hamstring strains. Plain radiographs and physical examination revealed the appearance and chronology of this pathology. Treatment options to improve flexibility and decrease morbidity are discussed along with prophylaxis for future injury. Treatment of mobility and flexibility, rehabilitation goals and treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, bisphosphonates, and magnesium are discussed along with prophylaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Myositis ossificans
  • Ossification, heterotopic
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sprains and strains

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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