By: Elisa Romero
What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta?
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as “brittle bone disease.” The term literally means “bone that is imperfectly made from the beginning of life.” A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout his or her life time.
How do you manage Osteogenesis Imperfecta?
More Information on Oesteogenesis Imperfecta
o Life expectancy is not affected in people with mild or moderate symptoms.
o Life expectancy may be shortened for those with more severe symptoms.
- Approximately 35% of children with OI are born into a family with no family history of OI. Most often this is due to a new mutation to a gene and not by anything the parents did before or during pregnancy.