Myositis ossificans on the forearm in a 10-year-old girl

Say F., Coşkun S., Bülbül M., Alici Ö.

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B, vol.24, no.3, pp.223-225, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/bpb.0000000000000152
  • Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-225
  • Keywords: child, forearm, mass, myositis ossificans
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Myositis ossificans is a rarely encountered benign lesion characterized by a non-neoplastic heterotopic bone formation in both soft tissue and skeletal muscle. Three subgroups of myositis ossificans are identified: myositis ossificans progressiva, which is hereditary; nontraumatic or pseudomalignant myositis ossificans, which is developed in the absence of any trauma; and myositis ossificans circumscripta, which is related to evident and direct trauma. In this case report, we present a girl with a swelling on the forearm who was finally diagnosed with nontraumatic myositis ossificans.