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1,5) It is also known as post-traumatic heterotopic ossification, non-hereditary heterotopic ossification and myositis ossificans circumscripta
6 Apart from myositis ossificans progressiva, which has a genetic origin, European authors have described two other variants of myositis ossificans as traumatic myositis ossificans circumscripta
and atraumatic myositis ossificans circumscripta
some authors use the term myositis ossificans circumscripta
(MOC) to describe the heterotopic ossification of soft tissue of an idiopathic nature (25) * other authors use MOC as synonymous with myositis ossificans traumatica (8, 16) * has been reported following burns, tetanus, and polio and neurogenic injuries including spinal cord injuries, closed head injuries, central nervous system infections, and stroke (1,9) 3.