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Heterotopic ossification after patellar tendon repair in a man with trisomy 8 mosaicism: a case report and literature review

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posted on 15.11.2013, 00:00 authored 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.


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The original version is available through BioMed Central at DOI: 10.1186/1752-1947-5-453.© 2011 Chen and Chmell; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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