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vintage-freakshow:

Stone Man Syndrome or FOP (Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva) is an extremely rare disease of the connective tissue. It’s a mutation of our body’s repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments) to become ossified when damaged. In many cases injuries can cause joints to become frozen in place. Surgery can be performed to remove bone growths but the bone will grow back in place.

vintage-freakshow:

Stone Man Syndrome or FOP (Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva) is an extremely rare disease of the connective tissue. It’s a mutation of our body’s repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments) to become ossified when damaged. In many cases injuries can cause joints to become frozen in place. Surgery can be performed to remove bone growths but the bone will grow back in place.