I chose to look into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy for my project. In the earlier stages of DMD, a child’s calve muscles may appear larger than average, giving the muscle a healthier look. However, in reality, the fibers are being broken down. They can not keep up with the healing processes fast enough and are replaced by connective tissue. The larger, healthier look of the muscle is called pseudohypertrophy. The first two pictures show the leg and my model I used to make the leg. The second picture shows a muscle that is not affected by DMD and its healthy leg muscle. I use red Twizzlers for healthy muscle fibers. The third picture shows the muscle of a child with DMD. The yellow Twizzlers are used for the connective tissue replacing healthy fibers. The next two pictures are of the muscles out of the leg.