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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 516717, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/516717
Case Report

Heterotopic Ossification: An Unusual Presentation

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Gulbarga, Karnataka 585105, India
2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Gulbarga, Karnataka 585105, India
3Department of Periodontics, S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Gulbarga, Karnataka 585105, India

Received 3 December 2012; Accepted 21 December 2012

Academic Editors: M. A. Chinelatti, M. W. Roberts, and P. R. Warren

Copyright © 2012 Satish G. Patil et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Heterotopic ossification (HO) is usually seen after-trauma, following traumatic injuries, surgeries involving major joints, neurogenic injury, and burns; however, atraumatic cases have also been reported. HO tends to cause pain, swelling, and limitation of joint movements. HO has been reported in adults as well as in pediatric cases, however, our search in the English literature has not revealed a single case in the infratemporal region, especially in children of developing age, where HO tends to affect the development and growth of adjacent bones. We are reporting a case of HO in close proximity to TMJ affecting the development of mandible and maxilla.