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Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a condition that is characterized by presence of highly fragile bones that may break easily. The condition is genetic and the defective genes can affect the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is required to strengthen the bones. The condition can be mild, with only a few fractures during a person's lifetime. In more severe cases, it can involve hundreds of fractures that occur without any apparent cause.
HOW IS OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of this ailment is done with the help of X rays and a detailed physical examination based on the various symptoms that may be seen. Also, the doctor will take the medical history of the patient as well as the family history, to ascertain the cause and treatment thereafter.
HOW IS OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA TREATED?
There is not yet a cure for OI. Treatment is directed toward preventing or controlling the symptoms, maximizing independent mobility, and developing optimal bone mass and muscle strength. Care of fractures, extensive surgical and dental procedures, and physical therapy are often recommended for people with OI. Use of wheelchairs, braces, and other mobility aids is common, particularly (although not exclusively) among people with more severe types of OI.
DID YOU KNOW?
Respiratory failure is the most frequent cause of death for people with OI, followed by accidental trauma. Despite numerous fractures, restricted physical activity, and short stature, most adults and children with OI lead productive and successful lives. They attend school, develop friendships and other relationships, have careers, raise families, participate in sports and other recreational activities and are active members of their communities.