Heterotopic ossification

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Chronic ankle pain. Reduced range of plantar/dorsiflexion. No known rheumatological disease.

Patient Data

Age: 67
Gender: Male

Gross proliferation of irregular periarticular bone surrounding the ankle joint.

It is contiguous with the normal osseous structures, rather than purely soft tissue centred.

Case Discussion

Heterotopic ossification has a tendancy to form at major synovial joints.  This can result in a decline in range of motion of the affected joints.

 It typically occurs in those with neurological injuries.


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Case information

rID: 34630
Case created: 2nd Mar 2015
Last edited: 11th Sep 2015
Tag: rdgh
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