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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

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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?

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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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 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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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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