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Ectopic bone formation causing chronic pubis symphysis pain: successful management with resection and pubic fusion




Niki D Mofori, George D Chloros, Peter V Giannoudis


BMJ Case Rep 2022 Mar 9;15(3):e248350.


Chronic musculoskeletal anterior pelvic pain may originate from a variety of different sources making the diagnosis difficult. Ectopic bone formation on the pubic symphysis is extremely rare and may cause significant disability. Reported herein is the case of a very active patient with symphysis pubis ectopic bone formation causing disability for more than 10 years. Resection of the ectopic bone combined with pubis symphysis fusion led to a successful outcome allowing the patient to return to his previous recreational activities.