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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), sometimes referred to as Stone Man Syndrome, is an extremely rare disease of the connective tissue. A mutation of the body's repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue (including muscle, tendon, and ligament) to be ossified when damaged. In many cases, injuries can cause joints to become permanently frozen in place. Surgical removal of the extra bone growths has been shown to cause the body to "repair" the affected area with more bone.

Teen 'Turning To Stone' As She Has Second Skeleton Growing Inside Her

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), sometimes referred to as Stone Man Syndrome, is an extremely rare disease of the connective tissue. A mutation of the body's repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue (including muscle, tendon, and ligament) to be ossified when damaged. In many cases, injuries can cause joints to become permanently frozen in place. Surgical removal of the extra bone growths has been shown to cause the body to "repair" the affected area with more bone.

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), sometimes referred to as Stone Man Syndrome, is an extremely rare disease of the connective tissue. A mutation of the body's repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue (including muscle, tendon, and ligament) to be ossified when damaged

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), sometimes referred to as Stone Man Syndrome, is an extremely rare disease of the connective tissue. A mutation of the body's repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue (including muscle, tendon, and ligament) to be ossified when damaged

That's what you call a sting operation: Police seal off house on holiday island…

That's what you call a sting operation: Police seal off house on holiday island after seven metre wasps nest found

That's what you call a sting operation: Police seal off house on holiday island…

An unidentified 20-year-old Irish national was arrested in an airport in Brazil by the Brazilian Federal Police on Sept. 12, the agency reports, for attempted drug smuggling. But it was only when medical scans were performed that they realized the man was carrying nearly a kilogram of cocaine in 72 bags in his guts. (AFP/Getty Images)

An unidentified 20-year-old Irish national was arrested in an airport in Brazil by the Brazilian Federal Police on Sept. 12, the agency reports, for attempted drug smuggling. But it was only when medical scans were performed that they realized the man was carrying nearly a kilogram of cocaine in 72 bags in his guts. (AFP/Getty Images)

Skull with a mandibular tumor at the Bleuland cabinet in the University Museum Utrecht, Netherlands.  Photo credit:  © @marvinjarodd

Skull with a mandibular tumor at the Bleuland cabinet in the University Museum Utrecht, Netherlands. Photo credit: © @marvinjarodd

Acardius anceps (chorangiopagus parasiticus), gross  #Birth Defects #Pictures #Radiation Deformity

Acardius anceps (chorangiopagus parasiticus), gross #Birth Defects #Pictures #Radiation Deformity

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Behind the face - Anatomy Museum. A plastinated torso and head sectioned. Image by Scott Ramsay.

Spine in a Jar...disturbing, yet somehow completely amazing

Spine in a Jar...disturbing, yet somehow completely amazing

Picture of a child's upper and lower mandible showing first baby teeth and Second pre-formed adult teeth including molars and wisdom. a.b.♡

Picture of a child's upper and lower mandible showing first baby teeth and Second pre-formed adult teeth including molars and wisdom. a.b.♡

Pregnant woman and child's remains. Holocaust victims. The mother kept herself and unborn child alive as long as she could.

Pregnant woman and child's remains. Holocaust victims. The mother kept herself and unborn child alive as long as she could.

Unlike X-rays, MRI's allow doctors to be able to distinguish between normal and abnormal tissue.

Unlike X-rays, MRI's allow doctors to be able to distinguish between normal and abnormal tissue.

These are your Vertebral and Internal Carotid arteries - COMES IN A PAIR, left…

These are your Vertebral and Internal Carotid arteries - COMES IN A PAIR, left…

Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis; these are those hands. This is the result of this form of arthritis if gone untreated.

Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis; these are those hands. This is the result of this form of arthritis if gone untreated.