Heterotopic ossification

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What is heterotopic ossification?

Heterotopic ossification is the formation of bone into soft tissue where bone normally does not exist. This may occur with trauma, spinal cord injury, recent surgery, burns, or with certain chronic conditions.

Common symptoms reported by people with heterotopic ossification

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with heterotopic ossification

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with heterotopic ossification, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with heterotopic ossification

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with heterotopic ossification, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has heterotopic ossification on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 1
40s 4
50s 2
60s 2
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 8

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from heterotopic ossification patients who have completed their condition history
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