(727) 76-SPORT

AllSports Medicine

Tampa Bay's only sports medicine program focused solely on young athletes

AllSports Medicine Home

More about Myositis Ossificans

Our Pediatric Sports Medicine team put together these videos to provide information for you.
Patrick Mularoni, MD

Myositis Ossificans is a reaction to a bruise in a muscle that has been injured. During the healing of the bruise, Calcium can become deposited in the bruise causing a hard bone like structure within the muscle.

The exact reason why this happens is unclear but it is known to happen more often in athletes with repetitive trauma to the same area before the bruised muscle has appropriate time to heal.

This condition occurs most commonly in contact sports and is most commonly seen in the Quadriceps muscle of the thigh and the area of the upper arm

This condition presents as a hard and painful area located at the site of a bruise which has been healing for 2-4 weeks.

In most athletes, if the area is allowed to heal appropriately this calcification or bone formation will resorb and go away on its own.

Evaluation of this condition includes getting X-rays to monitor the progression of the calcium formation. The most important aspects of therapy are avoidance of further trauma in the area affected and Physical therapy to maintain motion in the affected extremity.

If you have an area that is concerning for Myositis Ossificans you should be seen by your primary Physician or you can schedule an appointment at the AllSports medicine clinic at All Children's.

Connect with AllSports Medicine

... and please take a look at our Social Media Disclaimer

AllSports Medicine is a program under All Children's Hospital. All Children's Hospital is the only specialty licensed children's hospital on Florida's west coast. Founded in 1926, All Children's has grown into a leading pediatric referral center that is dedicated to advancing treatment, education, research and advocacy in child health.

All Children's Hospital is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Copyright © 2015 All Children's Hospital.
501 6th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-898-7451 Toll-Free: 800-456-4543 info@allkids.org
Privacy Policy  |  Disclaimer