International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2015, Volume 1 Issue 3
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva; A rare case report & review of literature
Author(s): Sumit Anand, Chandrashekhar Yadav, John Mukhopadhaya, Nishikant Kumar, Ashok Kumar
Abstract: Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) or Myositis Ossificans Progressiva is a rare Disorder. It is characterised by progressive heterotopic ossification in the skeletal muscle and the connective tissues which leads to severe disability. Abnormality of great toe is the most characteristic finding and often the only sign present at birth. Gradually, soft tissue enlargement precipitated by minor trauma develop, which may spontaneously resolve or gradually form an ectopic bone. Due to relative rare prevalence of the disease and gross neglect of this condition in textbooks, physicians remain unaware of the condition leading to missed diagnosis. The purpose of this paper is to sensitise the physicians to the severity of this condition. We report a case of advanced FOP in a 21 yr old male with the aim that it will help health care providersrnto diagnose this disease early and to manage it better.
How to cite this article:
Sumit Anand, Chandrashekhar Yadav, John Mukhopadhaya, Nishikant Kumar, Ashok Kumar. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva; A rare case report & review of literature. Int J Orthop Sci 2015;1(3):09-13.