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Treatment of soft tissue calcifications with magnesium.

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Neurological Clinic, Palack√Ĺ University, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia.


80 patients with soft tissue calcifications were treated. 24 patients suffered from myositis ossificans traumatica, 23 from calcific bursitis (Duplay's disease), 6 from osteoarthropathy of elbow joint after severe craniocerebral trauma, 9 from calcifications round elbow joint after local trauma, 13 from calcifications round hip joint, 5 from calcifications in ligaments and tendons. About 75 per cent patients were cured. Calcifications disappeared or substantially diminished. Very good functional improvement followed in affected joints. Patients were treated with new method: local application of MgSO4 into calcification area was used for 2-20 weeks, peroral administration of Mg lactate was given for 4-6 months. There were neither complications nor side effects of this treatment.

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