Heterotopic ossification after patellar tendon repair in a man with trisomy 8 mosaicism: a case report and literature review
journal contributionposted on 15.11.2013, 00:00 by Austin Chen, Samuel Chmell
Introduction: Heterotopic ossification is the abnormal formation of lamellar bone in soft tissue. Its presence jeopardizes functional outcome, impairs rehabilitation and increases costs due to subsequent surgical interventions. Case presentation: We present a case of a 32-year-old African-American man with trisomy 8 mosaicism who developed severe heterotopic ossification of his right extensor mechanism subsequent to repair of a patellar tendon rupture. Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge there are no prior reports of heterotopic ossification as a complication of patellar tendon repair. This case may suggest an association between trisomy 8 mosaicism and increased risk of heterotopic ossification.