OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA

What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta?

A group of inherited disorders characterised by fragile bones that break easily.

Osteogenesis imperfecta is caused by defective genes. These genes affect how the body makes collagen, a protein that helps strengthen 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.

Treatments include bone-strengthening medication, physiotherapy and orthopaedic surgery.

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.

People may experience:

Pain areas: in the bones

Also common: bone fracture, bluish tinge of the white of the eye, bone tissue formation, bow legs, bruising, callus, enlarged head, hearing loss, physical deformity, scoliosis, short stature, or stiffness