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Is Myositis Ossificans rare?

I pretty much have the classic case. Got got hit very hard on my quad in a soccer match, very little treatment, six weeks later I just found out I have Myositis Ossificans in my quad.

I know Myositis Ossificans can be found in other areas of the body, but are cases like mine common?

Not much is understood about this disease. Some people have a genetic predisposition and for others we don't know why. I wasn't able to find any information on prevalence, but I don't believe it is rare because it is covered in sports medicine quite a lot. I have linked some good articles for you.  (+ info)

Myositis ossificans is a rare illness, wondering if anyone out there has had it ,and how did you cope?

If you have a bad muscle strain or contusion (dead leg!) and it is neglected then you could be unlucky enough to get Myositis Ossificans. It is usually as a result of impact which causes damage to the sheath that surrounds a bone (periostium) as well as to the muscle. Bone will grow within the muscle (called calcification) which is painful. The bone will grow 2 to 4 weeks after the injury and be mature bone within 3 to 6 months.

What causes myositis ossificans?

* Not applying R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression and elevation) immediately after the injury.
* Having intensive physiotherapy or massage too soon after the injury. Use someone who is properly qualified and insured.
* Returning too soon to training after exercise.  (+ info)

How long does it take for myositis from over masturbation to wear off?

lol, myositis is not a big word dude.

Just use your other hand, until your right wrist recovers, which will take a few days.
As there is no muscle in your penis associated with masturbation, I assume you are just trying to be clever, probably having just read some out-of-date medical journal in your doctor's waiting room.  (+ info)

What is dermatomyositis, polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

Are there any cures for it?

Here is a website to give you more information:

http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/health-info/docs/3600/3666.asp?index=12053&src=newsp  (+ info)

Is there a cure for Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva?

I hope this isn't you or a loved one with this disease becuase all I have to say is what you probably have heard many times. I'm sorry.
There is no known cure for FOP. However, scientists have discovered a gene in sharks that may hold the cure for those suffering from FOP.
Medications also are available to help relieve symptoms of FOP, such as pain and inflammation.

I hope I have helped,
Jake P  (+ info)

How can heterotrophic ossificans affect passive range of motion in post stroke patients?

heterotrophic ossifications, HO, occur in may situations. Stroke is one which occurs mostly for two reasons. One, immobility, is obvious to some extent. Direct brain injury is known, especially in trauma, to stimulate bone growth a great deal, but is a variable effect.

Immobility causes atrophy of the joint capsule, and tendonous connections. A postulated pseudo-mechanism is this atrophy leads to instability... leads to a weak attempt by the body to stabilize this joint by laying down bone.

What it is? Disorganized bone very near, and sometimes including the joint space itself. Consider a door, cannot have a bunch of bone around the hinges if you want it to work well... right?

Can treat medically with some success, can treat with radiation therapy... even direct excision. When immobility is the primary concern, then treatments are bound to fail without very well planned and executed rehabilitation... and results show that stroke patients can be amongst the hardest to treat.  (+ info)

What are the dangers and contraindications of massage to acute soft tissue injury, circulatory disorders, and?

fractures, thrombosis, bursutis, periostitis, myositis ossificans, infections, skin disorders, allergic conditions, risk of haemorrhage, areas of altered skin sensation

Do what snetterton says...we are not here to do your homework, you will learn nothing this way.  (+ info)

Does anyone know about Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)?

Is there anybody out there who has, or knows someone who has, Inclusion body myositis? It is a muscle-wasting disease.

I have looked it up on the internet and the prognosis isn't good.
My sister's partner has recently been diagnosed with this in his legs and, already, has to be in a wheelchair when going to the shops.

Sorry if you have read this already.
It is an underdiagnosed condition as it occurs mainly in the elderly with multiple comorbidities and is frequently misdiagnosed as polymyositis and wrongly treated with steroids. Treatment-resistant 'polymyositis' in the over 50s is often. Theories have proposed it as an autoimmune or viral-induced disorder.
There is no effective treatment for the disease but high quality RCTs (randomised clinical trials)are few. Many therapies have been tried, unsuccessfully.Consensus is that steroids and conventional immunosuppressive therapies are not beneficial clinically. High-dose prednisolone paradoxically worsens strength whilst decreasing inflammation, possibly due to increased amyloid accumulation. Intravenous immunoglobulin is very expensive and ineffective.9 More specific immunotherapies require exploring.
There tends to be very slow progression but those who develop symptoms at an older age tend to progress more rapidly. Progressive dysphagia is associated with a poorer prognosis and quality of life.w
Recent trials have studied intravenous infusions of human immunoglobulin (IVIG) in IBM. Results have been contradictory, but provide no firm evidence of enduring benefit. Further trials continue, but currently the costs and side-effects do not justify routine treatment of IBM patients with IVIG.

The best people to contact to see if there are any current trials and for information...
Institute of Neurology, UCL
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
Queen Square
London WC1N 3BG
Telephone +44 (0) 020 7837 3611
Fax +44 (0) 020 7278 5069  (+ info)

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva?

This is a serious question, so don't get offended. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) turns muscle and cartilage into bone. So I was wondering, does Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva cause the vagina to turn into bone?

No, there is no muscle in the vagina like there is in the arms and legs. Those are fibrous, meaning they're many small ones wrapped in a sheaf to make larger and stronger muscles. In the vagina, it's smaller and more similar a sphincter as in the rectum and urethra.  (+ info)

what is myositis and how do you treat it?

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