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Sport and physical activity in patients with hereditary multiple exostoses

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Background. The purpose of this observational clinical study was to assess the type of sports and physical activities in patients with hereditary multiple exostoses (HME).
Methods. The data of 170 patients with HME, older than 12 years, were evaluated and recorded. Sport and physical activities were evaluated with the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Activity score and the Tegner
Activity scale. The association of gender, number of exostoses, and physical activities were evaluated and correlated.
Results. Mean number of exostoses in our patient group (mean age 31.34 years old) resulted 39.49 ± 34.33. Mean Tegner score resulted 3.77 ± 2.78, while mean UCLA was 5.44 ± 2.61. Comparing the clinical outcomes of the male group (MG), composed of 56 patients with the female group (FG), consisting of 114 patients, we found a significant difference between Tegner, UCLA and age (p < 0.05), with no significant differences for number of exostoses (p > 0.05). In our cohort we reported a significant negative correlation between number of exostoses and Tegner score (R= -0.233, p-value= 0.002) and between UCLA score and number of exostoses (R= -0.285, p-value < 0.001).
Conclusions. HME impacts negatively on physical and sports activity of patients: in particular, the increase in the number of exostoses reduces the activity. Male patients are also more active then female as regards sports activity.

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