Case Report

Post-traumatic myositis ossificans

John M. Zietkiewicz
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 18, No 2 | a701 | DOI: | © 2014 John M. Zietkiewicz | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 July 2014 | Published: 09 December 2014

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John M. Zietkiewicz, Lake, Smit and Partners, Durban, South Africa


Post-traumatic myositis ossificans (PTMO) is characterised by abnormal heterotopic boneformation involving striated muscle. PTMO is usually associated with trauma and is most common in the second and third decades. An important teaching point is that in the early or subacute phase, clinical and imaging features can mimic a soft-tissue sarcoma. A combination of imaging modalities is required to evaluate the muscle lesion.


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