Myositis ossificans in early childhood

Akgun I., Erdogan F., Aydingoz O., Kesmezacar H.

ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY, vol.14, no.5, pp.522-526, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


A 5-year-old boy underwent arthroscopic surgery because of a lateral discoid meniscus, which was followed by an overly strenuous rehabilitation program. At 6-week follow-up, a painful mass at the distal part of the thigh and a flexion restriction of the operated knee were detected, caused by myositis ossificans inside the vastus medialis muscle. The symptoms disappeared with an appropriate rehabilitation program and the patient recovered.