Gene Mutations and Orthopaedic Symptoms Correlation of Multiple Hereditary Exostoses: Multicentre Project
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government.
Read our disclaimer for details.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00474331
Recruitment Status :
(Due to unavailability of testing for gene mutation)
The investigator's goal for this project is to examine the causes of the wide variability of the expression of Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (HME). Previous work completed by our group shows that there exists a correlation between genotype and phenotype such that certain mutations or affected genes cause certain patterns of presentation, symptoms, and signs. The investigators intend to achieve this goal by increasing our study sample size to build upon the results generated from the pilot project of this study, in order to obtain statistical significance. This will be achieved by performing genotype-phenotype analysis on new families presenting with HME in British Columbia.
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
New patients presenting with HME will be identified through the offices and clinics of British Columbia Children's Hospital Orthopaedic Department.
Diagnosed with HME
Subjects residing outside British Columbia for whom genetic testing and X-ray measurements cannot be taken onsite at BC Children's hospital