Open Access Case Report

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: A don’t Touch Syndrome

Mahmut Nedim Aytekin*1, Buğra Alpan2, Ercan Bal1, Maimaiti Mairedanjiang1 and Harzem Özger

1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medicine Faculty, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey

2Istanbul Orthopedic Oncology Group, Turkey

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 09, 2019;  Published Date: April 22, 2019


Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare genetic disease that is characterized by the formation of heterotopic bone tissues in soft tissues, such as skeletal muscle, ligament, and tendon. The prevalence is one in two million people. During childhood, it may be asymptomatic but in later life, progressive stiffness of major joints renders movement of the individual impossible. Currently, there is no effective treatment for this debilitating disease. Here, we present a case of 32 years old male with clinical and radiological features of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.

Keywords: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva; Heterotopic ossification

Signup for Newsletter
Scroll to Top