Gene Mutations and Orthopaedic Symptoms Correlation of Multiple Hereditary Exostoses: Multicentre Project
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00474331
(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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
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