Fracture of a supracondylar humeral myositis ossificans.

Journal Article

Although myositis ossificans is a well-known sequela of elbow trauma, reinjury to the affected region can also occur, resulting in acute symptoms from a fracture of the myositis ossificans. An 18-year-old man presented with localized pain, soft-tissue swelling, and a bony mass along the anterolateral distal humerus with restricted elbow range of motion after injury to his elbow during football. One year earlier he had sustained a similar crush injury to his elbow that resulted in a limited, although painless, arc of motion. Radiographs and tomograms established the diagnosis of a fractured supracondylar humeral myositis ossificans. Surgical excision of the large mature ossified fragment confirmed the diagnosis and restored a full range of motion of the elbow.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Spinner, RJ; Jacobson, SR; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • June 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 265

PubMed ID

  • 7623181

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7623181

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-5339

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005131-199506000-00014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States