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What is the treatment for myositis ossificans?

What is the treatment for myositis ossificans?

See below: There are 3 major approaches. One is medication which can retard further bone growth, the second is radiation of the affected area to stop bone growth and finally there is surgery to remove it often followed by radiation. Not all myositis ossificans causes problems particularly if it is not impinging on joint movement. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
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Myositis (Definition)

Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, ...Read more


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Is myositis ossificans pretty rare?

Is myositis ossificans pretty rare?

Yes, MO is rare: Myositis ossificans occurs rarely in areas that have sustained significant soft tissue damage to muscle. The injured muscle can appear to "turn to bone" as the muscle calcifies, hardens and possibly limit function and motion.. ...Read more

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Is myositis ossificans a rare disease?

Is myositis ossificans a rare disease?

Not rare: Myositis ossificans can occur with any muscle injury that produces an inflammatory response. It often occurs and resolves without us knowing it. The more severe ones are associated with bigger injuries, so we follow them more closely. Since it is not harmful, we encourage stretching and rest to give it a chance to resolve or play its course. ...Read more

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Is myositis ossificans a rare condition?

How rare?: What frequency would you consider rare? It is a well-known condition, usually occurring as a result of trauma. ...Read more

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What is volkmann's ischaemic contracture and myositis ossificans.?

See GYN...: First see a GYN provider for formal exam and see if there is any abnormal genital changes causing this problem. Blood tests can be also ordered to check for any hormonal imbalances. If all is negative and you appear healthy stress can be a cause so counseling would be the next step. ...Read more

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Can you play tackle football with myositis ossificans?

Depends: This depends on the location and severity. You may be able to play with extra padding around the area. Ask your physician his/her recommendation for your specific case. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about volkmann's ischaemic contracture and myositis ossificans?

Vascular injury: Volkman's develops due to acute loss of vascularity to the deep muscles of the forearm and can be exacerbated by reperfusion injury. Most commonly seen with supra condylar fracture of humerus. Treatment is to monitor pressure in forearm compartments and if exceeds limit than fasciotomies to decompress the forearm. Myositis ossificans is calcification of muscle injured by vascular or other injury. ...Read more

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How rare is it that I got myositis ossificans in my quadriceps muscle?

How rare is it that I got myositis ossificans in my quadriceps muscle?

Not rare: Myositis ossificans can occur with any muscle injury that produces an inflammatory response. It often occurs and resolves without us knowing it. The more severe ones are associated with bigger injuries, so we follow them more closely. Since it is not harmful, we encourage stretching and rest to give it a chance to resolve or play its course. ...Read more

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Will exercise help prevent or promote myositis ossificans after a thigh hematoma?

Will exercise help prevent or promote myositis ossificans after a thigh hematoma?

It depends...: Initially, rest, ice, immobilization and anti-inflammatory medications are indicated to minimize the extent of bleeding and damage in the muscle. After the initial inflammatory phase resolves, early passive and active range of motion exercises may help minimize the stiffness associated with myositis ossificans. Formal medical evaluation and a guided physical therapy program will optimize recovery. ...Read more

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What are the odds of developing myositis ossificans (unwanted bone) in my quadriceps muscle?

Usually low: The formation of bone in muscle is uncommon. It usually follows a deep contusion (bruise) of the muscle. It this case it would be a blow to the front of the thigh. It can also follow severe head injury. ...Read more

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20yo female athlete with myositis ossificans in cervical paraspinal muscles. Can it cause nausea, fatigue over several months? Any possible treatmnt?

20yo female athlete with myositis ossificans in cervical paraspinal muscles. Can it cause nausea, fatigue over several months? Any possible treatmnt?

Not related: Myosotis ossificans (a form of heterotrophic ossification). Does not usually cause the symptoms described. Symptoms are usually localized to the ossification area. Treatment will depend on when the problem is discovered. It usually includes antinflammatories. In severe cases when the range of motion in the area is significantly affected surgery for removal of the bone is considered. ...Read more

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20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?

20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?

Myositis ossificans: The location of the muscle calcification is not located near the vagus nerve based on your location description. Would look for another source of complaints. ...Read more

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What can I do about myositis ossifican?

Need medical attenti: Myositis ossificans is treated with physical therapy, the use of non steroidal anti inflammatories, injections and in severe cases surgery. It is important for a sports medicine physician to direct your care. ...Read more

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Do people die from myositis?

Myositis: Not usually. There has to be more going on to succumb. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Myositis?

The tests for Myositis include:: MRI of brain, MRI of spine, Electromyography, Muscle biopsy, Creatine kinase, Aldolase, Interstitial lung disease, Myocarditis, Lactate dehydrogenase, AST, ANA, Alanine aminotransferase, Anti Ro/SSA antibodies. ...Read more

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What is myositis and what are typical symptoms?

Proximal Weakness: Myositis means, literally, inflammation of muscles. The primary symptom is insidious (slow/progressive) weakness of muscles closest to the body, such as shoulders and thighs. If left untreated, weakness can progress to point where one is unable to stand without assistance, finds it very difficult to climb stairs, and unable to raise arms. Pain can be present but weakness is primary symptom. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: myositis?

What is the definition or description of: myositis?

See below: Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, trouble swallowing or breathing. ...Read more

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What is myositis and what are typical symptoms of it?

Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest ...Read more

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What is orbital myositis?

What is orbital myositis?

Eye problems: Myositis means inflammation of the muscles that you use to move your body. Orbital myositis is an inflammatory process that primarily involves the extraocular muscles and most commonly affects young adults in the third decade of life, females more often than males. ...Read more

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What is orbital myositis like?

Red, painful, swollen: Orbital myositis (OM) falls in the spectrum of orbital inflammatory diseases, which are associated w/ autoimmune dz like rhuematoid arthritis, lupus, crohn's dz etc. When no cause is found (more common than not), it is called idiopathic orbital inflammation. Om is orbital inflammation focused on an eye muscle. Workup includes a search for underlying cause. First line treatment is w/ oral steroids. ...Read more

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What is inclusion body myositis?

What is inclusion body myositis?

Myopathy type: Ibm is atype of inflammatory myositis. It tends to affect people older than 50. People with ibm often have weakness of their upper and lower arms and legs. Sometimes the muscles look smaller known as atrophy. Unfortunately there are no treatments that are proven to help. However, patients are sometimes tried on a short course of steroids, ivig, etc. Phys therapy is extremely important. ...Read more

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Can myositis be fatal in all cases?

No, it depends: On what type of myositis, the cause, the scope, etc. Myositis just means muscle inflammation. There many types, such as general myositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion-body myositis, juvenile myositis, polymyositis, etc. See
http://www. Myositis. Org/
best of luck! ...Read more

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Are tumeric and myositis related?

Are tumeric and myositis related?

No: Tumeric is a spice and also has some anti-inflammatory activity and can be used to treat arthritic conditions. Myositis is a no-specific term which means inflammation of muscle. This can have infectious, autoimmune, traumatic causes and can be causes by toxins. Myositis is fairly uncommon. ...Read more

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Does baclofen alleviate myositis?

Does baclofen alleviate myositis?

No: Baclofen can sometime help muscle spastic conditions due to stroke or multiple sclerosis but it will not help myositis which is an inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Treatment options for myositis? Thanks!

Treatment options for myositis? Thanks!

Could be complicated: Myositis is muscle inflammation. Inflammation damages the fibers of a muscle. This causes muscles to be weak by interfering with the ability of the muscles to contract. Although myositis can cause muscle aches and muscle tenderness, weakness is usually the dominant symptom. In some cases, myositis is a short-term problem that goes away after a few days or weeks. In other could be chronic. ...Read more

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What is inclusion body myositis (ibm)?

Genetic disorder: Ibm is a genetic disease in the group of diseases called inflammatory myopathies. It is progressive and leads to muscle weakness and wasting away of muscle. There is no cure but there are therapies that can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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Could I get some information on myositis (virus)?

Could I get some information on myositis (virus)?

Muscle inflammation: Muscle inflammation can be caused by non- infectious reasons (trauma, medications) or infectious agents such as viruses. Though many viruses can cause a myositis, better known viruses include Coxsackie. The condition affects young males (eg congestive heart failure) more than other populations, and will mostly resolve itself. Ibuprofen/NSAIDS is uses'd for pain control. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the diagnostic tests for inclusion body myositis?

Ck emyograph biopsy: Ten fold increase creatine kinase enzyme, electromyography, muscle biopsy sent to neuropathologists, or human leucocyte gene assays using gene sequencing or similar tests will Narrow this down to sporadic type but this is a disease that begs more discoveries. Of course your doc needs to determine if your symptoms are those of IBM. ...Read more

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What is myositis and what are some treatment options for it?

What is myositis and what are some treatment options for it?

Muscle inflammation: Myosotis is an inflammatory muscle disease. There are several possible causes and the treatment depends on defining the cause. ...Read more

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What defining difference exists between polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

What defining difference exists between polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

Different diseases: Both are muscle diseases that are difficult to treat, polymyositis tending to affect shoulders and hips, inclusion body mysoitis the forearms. Polymyositis is the more treatable, but the more likely to become very serious, we know something of its cause unlike inclusion body myositis. Under the microscope they look different. Both are difficult and I wish you good luck and courage. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with myositis. Does this mean I have an auto-immune disease? How serious is this?

I was just diagnosed with myositis. Does this mean I have an auto-immune disease? How serious is this?

Serious but Rxable: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Should respond and improve with therapy. See a rheumatologist for help. ...Read more

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What does the rheumatic diseases which shows that she definitely does not have myositis specific or myositis associated antibody. What means?

What does the rheumatic diseases which shows that she definitely does not have myositis specific or myositis associated antibody. What means?

Need more info: It appears that these tests were done to help guide medical management, and fine tune treatment. Myositis refers to inflammation of the muscles. Talk with the physician who ordered the test for clarification. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What is myositis and where?

What is myositis and where?

Muscle inflamatiin: Myositis means muscle inflamation. It can occur where a muscle has been injured. ...Read more

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What does myositis feel like?

Diffuse muscle aches: Usually it is a diffuse aching of the muscles in many parts of your body. ...Read more