Heterotopic ossification

Case contributed by Dr Arkadi Tadevosyan


Patient with limb mobility limitation, spinal cord injury and paraplegia.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Pathologic, partially circumferential bone formation surrounding the right shoulder, elbow joints and femoral shaft.


Pathologic bone formation at the posterior aspect of the right knee joint, there is greater than 1cm in length of the bone island is formed.


Pathologic bone formation with a trabecular pattern of the calcification surrounding the right and left hip joints and proximal femur with some sclerosing and cystic regions.

Case Discussion

There is also zonal mineralization pattern is seen with some peripherally cortical bone maturation.

Findings are most likely suggestive of multiple heterotopic ossifications.

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Case information

rID: 51802
Published: 18th Jun 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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