Physical disorder

Impact On The System

Picture your bones being glass. Every time you run on a hard surface you fracture your Tibia. If you have OI, your bones break so often some people wind up in wheel chairs.


This disease effects your Skeletal system and Nervous system.
Person with OI
People with Osteogenesis have a blue tint in the white of their eye (your sclera.) When people without OI just have the sclera with no other coloring.
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Person without oI
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here are some other ways OI impacts the system

  • Bone Deformities

  • multiple broken bones

  • loose joints

  • short stature

  • weak teeth

  • triangular- shaped face

  • bluish color in the white part of the eye

  • bowed legs and arms

  • early hearing loss

  • respiratory problems

  • Scoliosis

  • Kyphosis


Living & Striving: Life with Osteogenesis imperfecta

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  • People seem to think that 40%-50% of people with this disease are diagnosed with type one.


You most likely will not die from this disease unless you have type four.

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OI has the same frequency in both genders.
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This disease id genetic and you will most likely get it if it runs in your family.


  • through x-rays

  • skin punch tests

  • lab tests

  • genetic testing


I do not know of anyone with this disease. I chose this because, I wanted to do something that not a lot of people know about.