Case report fracture of a supracondylar humeral myositis ossificans

Robert J. Spinner, Scott R. Jacobson, James A. Nunley

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1995


  • Fracture
  • Myositis ossificans traumatic
  • Supracondylar process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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