Becoming a Human Statue


The Results of Stone Man Syndrome
The Results of Stone Man Syndrome

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 spontaneously or when damaged. Essentially, it causes a second skeleton to grow within the body, often fusing to existing bones, completely immobilizing the person.

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