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Synonyms of Exostoses, Multiple :
External Chondromatosis Syndrome
Multiple Cartilaginous Exostoses
Multiple Exostoses Syndrome
Disorder Subdivisions .
General Discussion Hereditary multipal exostoses (HME) is a rare skeletal disorder that is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.
As the name suggests, this disorder is characterized by multiple bony growths or tumors (exostoses), often on the growing end (epiphysis) of the long bones of the legs, arms, and digits.
These bony growths are covered by cartilage and usually continue to grow until shortly after puberty.
They may cause deformities, especially of the ankle, knee, and wrist.
Organizations related to Exostoses, Multiple
8838 Holly Lane
Olmsted Falls OH 44138-2701
Phone #: 440-235-6325800 #
Home page: http://www.mhecoalition.com
MHE and Me
A Support Group for Kids with Multiple Hereditary Exostoses
14 Stony Brook Dr
Pine Island NY 10969
Phone #: 845-258-6058800 #
Home page: http://www.geocities.com/mheandme
NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda MD 20892-3675
Phone #: 301-495-4484800 #: 877-226-4267
Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov