4 Months Old Boy | Jul 2015
What is hereditary multiple exostoses? Can it affect infants?
Hereditary multiple exostoses (say: ex-oh-STO-sees) is a genetic condition that affects bone development. Exostoses are bony growths. People with HME develop these bony growths on the ends of long bones and also on some flat bones such as the shoulder blade (scapula) and the pelvis. These growths typically develop during childhood and adolescence. It affects about 1 in 50,000 people worldwide.