TABLE 4.

Summary of Findings Regarding FOP in 184 Medical and Podiatric Textbooks

Type of TextbookNo. ReviewedNo. (%) of Textbooks That
Mentioned FOPDescribed FOP FeaturesDescribed Malformed Great ToesCautioned About Risks of Trauma
Metabolic bone disease138 (61)885
Genetics16*9 (56)974
Orthopedics3512 (34)871
Pediatric orthopedics134 (31)330
Podiatry184 (22)330
Pediatrics305 (17)430
Oncology183 (16)322
Internal medicine193 (16)332
Pediatric oncology141 (7)111
Neonatology80000
Total18449 (27)42 (23)37 (20)15 (8)
  • * Including 1 online medical information Web site.

  • Including 2 online medical information Web sites.