MASSIVE OSSIFICATION OF THE RIGHT PATELLA AND SURROUNDING SOFT TISSUE CAUSED BY OPEN TRAUMA AND ITS TREATMENT: CASE REPORT
Author(s): Aobulikasimu Aikebaier*, Luoyong Jiang, Jiajie Yue, Wei You, Weichao Sun, Peng Yang, Wei Xie, Rihong Zhai and Wei Sun
Introduction: Heterotopic Ossification (HO) refers to the presence of new bone in soft tissue. It occurs mostly around large joints, such as the hip and elbow, but it is rare in the patella and patellar ligaments. In this article, we describe a rare case of Massive ossification of the right patella and surrounding soft tissues, mainly caused by open trauma, and describe its treatment. Low-grade inflammation and hyper activation of the sympathetic nervous system during psychological stress are also physiological changes detrimental to bone health.
Case presentation: The 41-year-old male patient had a history of repeated pain and limited mobility of the right knee joint beginning 5 years previously and severe limitation of mobility of the right knee joint of 1 year. The auxiliary examination on admission were as follows: X-ray examination resu.. Read More»