Surgical outcome in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva: A case study.

@article{Wzietek2004SurgicalOI,
  title={Surgical outcome in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva: A case study.},
  author={Bogdan Wzietek and Bogusław Frańczuk},
  journal={Ortopedia, traumatologia, rehabilitacja},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={658-64}
}
Background. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), also known as Munchmeyer's Disease, is a rare inherited disease. By 1996 there had been no more than 200 cases described in world literature. The disease is characterized by progressive ectopic ossification and congenital deformity of the hallux. Patients with FOP require full-time nursing care. Case history. This article presents the case of a female patient, initials LP, age 42, who has been suffering from FOP since early childhood. The… CONTINUE READING