Unusual presentations in myositis ossificans progressiva. A case report

Acta Orthop Belg. 2001 Feb;67(1):86-9.


Myositis ossificans progressiva is a rare connective tissue disorder. We present here a case of myositis ossificans progressiva with some unusual presentations and associated congenital skeletal anomalies that are reported very infrequently in the literature. The case report highlights the importance of early diagnosis in a case of rapidly progressive myositis ossificans progressiva.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / blood
  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnostic imaging*
  • Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics
  • Adolescent
  • Disease Progression
  • Elbow Joint / abnormalities*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myositis Ossificans / blood
  • Myositis Ossificans / complications*
  • Myositis Ossificans / diagnostic imaging*
  • Myositis Ossificans / genetics
  • Radiography
  • Shoulder Joint / abnormalities*