Title: Myositis ossificans circumscripta of the triceps due to overuse in a female swimmer
Authors: Defoort, Saartje ×
Arnout, N A
Debeer, Philippe #
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.
Series Title: International Journal of Shoulder Surgery vol:6 issue:1 pages:19-22
Abstract: Myositis ossificans is a rare condition characterized by non-neoplastic heterotopic bone formation in soft tissue and skeletal muscle. It is a benign and often self-limiting disease with no need for surgery. Here, we describe a young female swimmer with myositis ossificans circumscripta of the triceps due to overuse. Because of the benign character of the lesion, conservative treatment was initiated with rest and anti-inflammatory drugs. She obtained complete resolution after 6 months and was able to return to normal sporting activities. Myositis ossificans circumscripta is a rare benign lesion with an excellent prognosis. Most lesions in athletes occur due to contusions or strains; however, overuse is now described as well. Spontaneous resolution is seen in almost all cases. Cases in which, despite conservative treatment, a painful mass persists, surgical excision can be considered.
ISSN: 0973-6042
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biomechanics, -implants and Tissue Engineering (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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