OIF

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

How does science help OIF find a cure?

OIF has been recently studying the effect of daily vibration treatment on bone health in children. They've been using science to see if this particular type of treatment is effective in improving bone health in the 5-10 year old range. This study is only for children with mild OI.

What is OI's effect on the Global Community?

OI not only renders many people unable to walk but sometimes it even kills. Most children with Type 2 OI die of inability to breath when they are born. OI doesn't directly affect learning but when children must go to physical therapy a lot it takes away from their education. When people aren't educated right they won't be able to find a job which impacts the economy and the nation. Also, many people discriminate against children with disorders and people with OI aren't able to find many friends. This impacts their social activity and leads to withdrawn attitudes.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Facts

  1. Osteogenesis Imperfecta has eight types.
  2. OI can cause several different disorder including scoliosis.

Citations

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"Fast Facts - Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation | OIF.org." Fast Facts - Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation | OIF.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. <http://www.oif.org/site/PageServer?pagename=fastfacts>.

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