A case of myositis ossificans as a complication of tetanus treated by surgical excision.

Published online: Jun 27 2003

Karapinar H, Yagdi S.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ataturk Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey


Myositis ossificans is a heterotopic ossification of skeletal muscles which is commonly seen after trauma. However, it is rarely seen as a complication of tetanus. We report a case of myositis ossificans following tetanus in a female adult patient presenting with ankylosis of both elbows in extension.