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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-79

A rare case report of osteomyelitis of myositis ossificans traumatica mass in leg

Department of Orthopedics, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Dr. I Ibad Sha
Department of Orthopedics, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/joas.joas_20_19

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Myositis ossificans traumatica is a non-neoplastic proliferation of bone and cartilage tissue at the site of a previous injury. Osteomylitis of Myositis Ossificans Traumatica mass is even rarer and literature review show that this is only the second case reported till now. A 61 years old male presented to our outpatient department with main complaints of discharging sinus left leg for 7 months. Clinical provisional diagnosis of chronic osteomyelitis of left leg was made. Standard radiograph shows a large mass around the middle and lower third of left leg with osteomyelitic changes in the lower third. Magnetic Resonance Imaging confirm the diagnosis as Infectious Myositis mass. The patient got operated with complete excision of myositis mass and infected tissue. Post operative follow up shows complete healing with no recurrence. Osteomyelitis of myositis ossificans can be a possible differential diagnosis of chronic discharging sinus in cases were there is associated myositis mass adjacent to the lesion. Prompt diagnosis along with excision removal of mass and infected tissue should be the treatment to avoid recurrence.

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