Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is a serious problem where the joints tend to get frozen or stop working permanently. This is a rare disorder that is a connective tissue disease. It is caused because of mutation. Few of the first symptoms are visible at birth like a missing toe, notable lump in joints or weird bone growth too. Bones usually develop around the neck.
HOW IS FIBRODYSPLASIA OSSIFICANS PROGRESSIVA DIAGNOSED?
General physician may examine your toes and hands. Orthopedicians may look for short, great, disfigured toes. Clinical evaluation and genetic tests confirm diagnosis. Biopsies must be avoided as they might aggravate the condition
HOW IS FIBRODYSPLASIA OSSIFICANS PROGRESSIVA TREATED?
There is no actual cure or treatment for this problem. Your general physician may suggest removal of the external bone growth via surgery and provide some anaesthesia for relieving localised pain but apart from this, one doesn't have much solutions for tackling the issue.
DID YOU KNOW?
As per 2008 records, about 700 cases of FOP have been diagnosed worldwide making it one of the rarest conditions with incidence of 0.61 cases per million people.