An unusual case of bilateral myositis ossificans in a young athlete

Chris M Bleakley, Philip Glasgow, Michael Black, David Minion

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    This case report describes the occurrence of bilateral myositis ossificans in the rectus femoris muscles of a young Gaelic football player with a long history of recurrent bilateral thigh strain. In each case, clinical diagnosis was followed up with biochemical profiling and sonographic investigations. Management consisted of rest from elite level competition and intense rehabilitation to address any potential risk factors for rectus femoris strain. A 4-week course of acetic acid iontophoresis was administered to the first myositis ossificans lesion on the left thigh; however, as this did not result in any significant changes to the lesion’s dimensions, it was not used on the contralateral lesion. The athlete returned to full sporting capacity 4 months after the first lesion was diagnosed. A 13-month follow-up showed that the athlete continued to play to full capacity with no recurrence of injury.
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    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2009

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    Myositis Ossificans
    Quadriceps Muscle
    Thigh
    Athletes
    Iontophoresis
    Football
    Acetic Acid
    Rehabilitation
    Recurrence
    Muscles
    Wounds and Injuries

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    Bleakley, C. M. (Author), Glasgow, P. (Author), Black, M. (Author), & Minion, D. (Author). (2009). An unusual case of bilateral myositis ossificans in a young athlete. Web publication/site https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr.07.2008.0381
    Bleakley, Chris M (Author) ; Glasgow, Philip (Author) ; Black, Michael (Author) ; Minion, David (Author). / An unusual case of bilateral myositis ossificans in a young athlete. [Web publication/site].
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