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Case report
Surgical excision of post-traumatic myositis ossificans of the adductor longus in a football player
  1. Gijs Herman Joseph de Smet1,
  2. Steven E Buijk2 and
  3. Adam Weir3
  1. 1 Department of Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Department of Surgery, IJsselland Ziekenhuis, Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
  3. 3 Department of Orthopaedics, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Gijs Herman Joseph de Smet; g.h.j.desmet{at}


A football player was diagnosed with myositis ossificans of his right adductor longus muscle after an acute injury. Conservative treatment failed and 1 year after the initial trauma the patient underwent surgical excision of a large ossification. Seven months postoperatively, the patient was fully recovered and returned to his preinjury activity levels. We present our approach to this case and discuss our considerations, referring to background information about this rare disease.

  • trauma
  • sports and exercise medicine
  • surgery

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the preparation of this manuscript. SEB and AW both were involved in the management of the patient and provided data to GHJdS. GHJdS wrote the main case report manuscript and researched previous literature to include in the case report. SEB and AW revised the manuscript critically. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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