MHE Center Specialist

Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

Orthopedics located in West Palm Beach, Florida

When it comes to dealing with multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE), a rare but devastating bone disease, finding high-quality treatment can be challenging. Consider the skilled team at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. They’re proud to offer a dedicated, all-in-one treatment center for MHE. At the MHE Center, specialists provide state-of-the-art surgical procedures and cutting-edge rehabilitation services. To learn more, book a consultation by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool today.

MHE Center Q & A

What is MHE? 

MHE is a rare bone disease marked by growths of multiple osteochondromas, which are benign cartilage-capped bone tumors. They grow outward from the growth plates of long bones. Osteochondromas, which bud off the growth plates. are found throughout the body, particularly in the:

  • Femurs
  • Tibias
  • Fibulas
  • Radius or ulna
  • Humerus
  • Hips
  • Spine

Some MHE patients develop as few as two tumors, but most people with the affliction notice many more, with tumors numbering into the hundreds in some cases. 

What causes MHE? 

MHE is rare, affecting roughly one out of every 50,000 people.  Most MHE sufferers have a parent who also has the condition. However, approximately 10% of MHE patients have the condition as a result of a spontaneous genetic mutation, making them the first person in their family to be diagnosed.  

Children of MHE patients have a 50% risk of inheriting the MHE gene and expressing symptoms of the disease.

What is the MHE Center? 

The MHE Center at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute is the first-of-its-kind comprehensive treatment center for MHE. At the facility, MHE patients receive targeted, effective treatment for the progressive bone deformities, joint pain, restricted range of motion and nerve entrapment associated with MHE. 

The facility boasts five orthopedic surgeons on staff, all of whom are familiar with MHE and its treatment, and each of whom specializes in different aspects of orthopedics. These specialists can address any and all problematic osteochondromas with state-of-the-art surgical procedures. A physician is also on staff in the clinic at all times.

How does treatment at the MHE Center work? 

Every MHE sufferer can rely on highly effective, personalized treatment at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute‚Äôs MHE Center. 

Due to the comprehensive nature of MHE, most sufferers will require multiple surgeries to address their difficulties. These might include spinal surgeries, as well as surgeries on specifically affected joints, such as the knee. 

If you have MHE, you may need to meet with several different specialists. The MHE Center is your one-stop-shop for treatment needs. Physical therapy and other non-surgical techniques may also come into play when treating MHE and rehabilitating. 

To learn more about MHE and its treatment, call the experts at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute to book an appointment or use the online scheduling tool today. 

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