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Osteogenesis Imperfecta: An Introduction Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that causes fragile bones as well as other health problems. This brochure provides the latest information on osteogenesis imperfecta for health care ... Details >Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc.Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Fast Facts This online consumer health document offers a definition of this genetic disorder, as well as prevalence, diagnosis, clinical features, and treatment information.... Details >Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc.OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) Issues: Caring for Infants and Children Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) can literally be translated as imperfectly formed bones. Most forms of OI are caused by imperfectly formed bone collagen that results from a genetic defect.
... Details >Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc.OI Issues: Genetics Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is the result of a mutation in one of the two genes that carry instructions for making type 1 collagen (the major protein in bone and skin). ... Details >Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc.OI Issues: Rodding Surgery Rodding surgery involves internal "splinting" of the long bones by means of the insertion of a metal rod. Under general anesthesia, a long bone (e.g., a leg or arm bone) may be cut in one or several p... Details >Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc.Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI): Pain Management For individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), the pain associated with multiple fractures can lead to needless suffering and, when untreated, may result in a chronic condition. ... Details >Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc.Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Relationships with Healthcare Providers Children with OI often need multiple health care providers. Once this team is assembled, parents can enhance the members' effectiveness by following the general guidelines outlined below.... Details >Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc.Planning for Post Operative Care for children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) This is a fact sheet designed to offer suggestions to help parents prepare for planned or emergency operations for children with osteogenesis imperfecta.
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