Fibrodysplasia Ossificans



- Presentation:
    - shortened first toe is characteristic in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva;
    - recognition of this consistent foot deformity can help in the early diagnosis;
    - torticollis is common;

- Radiographs:
    - see ossification of soft tissue:
    - ossification, which occurs in the fascia and not in the muscle fibers, rarely occurs before 6 months of age.
   - may see a developmental fusion of the cervical vertebra that may be confused with Still's Disease

- Treatment:
    - this deformity need not be treated surgically.



Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. A survey of forty-two cases.

Bone morphogenetic protein-4 regulation in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:00 pm