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Old 11-05-2012, 09:55 AM
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Default Treating Pre-myositis ossificans

Daughter's severe trauma to upper thigh is continuing to cause pain and worries. She is dragging her leg still. Bike accident happened on 10-20-12.

The swelling and purple has gone down considerably, but there is still this circular raised lump, that is very sore and restricting any range of motion. She is still resting, icing, compressing and elevating to no avail. She is miserable.



This is not HER exact contusion/hematoma - but it sure is close. Her's is more oval shaped. Same color. Protruding thing in center. With some healing shreds of skin surrounding the trauma locale.

There will be calcification no doubt. Would some type of oral magnesium lactate be helpful? Not trying to put the cart before the horse :
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How To Treat Myositis Ossifcans (MO)?

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When it comes to treatments for MO, conventional medical approaches stress immobilization of the affected muscle, keeping it in a lengthened position for 24 hours while taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). This is followed by non-painful, gentle, passive stretching for 1 to 2 weeks. West Point military academy even developed a 3-phase treatment program in 1973 that is still commonly used today.5

But research4 has also looked into the ability of magnesium to help treat MO, with 60 out of 80 patients (75%) with myositis ossifications being successfully treated with local injections of magnesium sulfate into calcified areas for periods ranging from 2 to 20 weeks.
After the injections, magnesium lactate supplements were given for 4-6 months. Not only did the MO resolve, there were no side effects reported by the patients with the magnesium treatment.

Magnesium is available as a dietary supplement but is also plentiful in foods such as green vegetables like spinach as well as legumes (beans and peas), nuts and seeds, and whole, unrefined grains. The National Institute of Health’s recommended daily allowance for magnesium ranges from 80 mg/day in infants to 420 mg/day for males older than 31 years of age.1
She will be seeing a sport injury chiropractor that helped her with figure skating injuries a few years back.

She is worried about calcification. There really is nothing that can be done to STOP this - but can she reduce the amount of calcification as naturally as possible? She has Hashimoto's, hypo now, is gluten sensitive, some food allergies, ebv/mono+, type o blood, and poly-cystic ovarian syndrome.

Wobenzyme? She is currently taken curcumin.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:38 AM
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Daughter's severe trauma to upper thigh is continuing to cause pain and worries. She is dragging her leg still. Bike accident happened on 10-20-12.

The swelling and purple has gone down considerably, but there is still this circular raised lump, that is very sore and restricting any range of motion. She is still resting, icing, compressing and elevating to no avail. She is miserable.


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Try heat also. I have had several deep tissue bruises before. It can take months for the damaged tissue to work it's way out of the muscle. I would use massage too.

On the lump; She doesn't have fever/infection, does she?
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Thank you for replying Soltice Goat - I do appreciate it. She just seems so sad. :*(

There is no fever, no redness in the area. In fact it is healing nicely. Even the shredded skin has closed. It is just this strange protrusion.

I hesitate to use heat/massage for reading this:
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Myositis ossificans is the development of ossification within the connective tissue of muscle.1 Risk factors associated with its development include the severity of a contusion, continuing exercise after injury, massaging the injured area, and applying local heat.2 Radiographic changes are diagnostic but may not be apparent for 3 to 6 weeks. Protected weight bearing, avoidance of early heat, massage, and stretching reduce the tendency to form ectopic bone. Treatment for myositis ossificans should be delayed until signs of maturation of the bone mass develop.3 The main message for emergency doctors and athletes themselves is that early recognition of the mechanism and clinical findings associated with blunt injuries to the thigh may reduce the incidence of myositis ossificans, provided that judicious use of rest and appropriate first aid methods are adopted.http://www.cjem-online.ca/v1/n3/p198



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Myositis ossificans is the development of ossification within the connective tissue of muscle.1 Risk factors associated with its development include the severity of a contusion, continuing exercise after injury, massaging the injured area, and applying local heat.2 Radiographic changes are diagnostic but may not be apparent for 3 to 6 weeks. Protected weight bearing, avoidance of early heat, massage, and stretching reduce the tendency to form ectopic bone. Treatment for myositis ossificans should be delayed until signs of maturation of the bone mass develop.3 The main message for emergency doctors and athletes themselves is that early recognition of the mechanism and clinical findings associated with blunt injuries to the thigh may reduce the incidence of myositis ossificans, provided that judicious use of rest and appropriate first aid methods are adopted.http://www.cjem-online.ca/v1/n3/p198
I apologize for not reading more closely.

I had a puncture wound on my thigh that swole up like a golf ball. Took some super-whamodine antibiotics for it and it was sore for months while the damaged tissue migrated out of the muscle. The bruise spread in annular rings like the grain of a birch tree.

Had a deep tissue bruise on my glute once that took months to clear up.

Insofar as multi syllable maladies, I really haven't had any.
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Is your daughter diabetic by chance?

...just a hunch since type 2 diabetics, due to their severe induced scurvy, have a difficult time healing wounds..

For the lump I would suggest curcumin, since it is super anti-inflammatory.
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No. And actually has minor issues with low blood glucose at times. We should probably invest in a meter - with all of her health issues.
She saw a chiro last night that could not believe the size of the area that was damaged. He said the best is to continue the curcumin *I purchased after reading here along with Wobenzym product. I offered her Grape Seed extract as well? Was considering Vit K2 as well: You need 45 micrograms (mcg) an article published in the Journal of Nutrition reports that patients with the highest levels of vitamin K2 experience better cardiovascular health. Vitamin K's function is to deposit calcium in the right places, i.e. your bones and blood, and prevent it from being put in the wrong places i.e. the calcification of your vessels and soft tissues.
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He is doing all he can for her - without heat/massage. He said she might need to see a surgeon to possibly have it lanced or drained. But we are not sure what it is? Dried blood that pooled?

He advised that she keep the blood moving as much as possible. She drags her leg since she cannot lift it because of the large mass. (The bike wheel had turned, she belly flopped onto the handle grip of the handle bar. The area began to swell immediately. She repeatedly claimed of severe burning - I believe this was when the skin began to literally shred open. The swelling area was HUGE. The ER just cleaned and instructed her to RICE - rest/ice/compress/elevate. Which she did for the remainder of the weekend. The bruising BEHIND her knee was pretty bad too and this area is very sore. From the force of the trauma of the grip in front of her leg?)
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Daughter saw the chiro on the 9th and was instructed to go to emergency care. (In the couple of days he last saw her, the site had turned angry: red, swollen and very warm.)

We drove to the ER she was first treated at when the bike injury happened and she was admitted. They began an IV with anti-biotics that drained within minutes!! To be followed by many more.

She had surgery to remove the mass the next day. Still on many antibiotics and blood draws!?! She was found to have a bladder infection that she was unaware and they treated that, too.

She was released the next day and is doing great.

The ultrasound done show much damage to the area. The surgeon said it will take time for it to heal. It is draining. They had packed the incision with tape soaked in an Iodine antiseptic.

She worked from home last week inbetween days of me driving and picking her up from work. She is back to driving this week and feeling great.

Thanks for all the help.
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