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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Brittle bones: Lack of ossification or vitamin d such as in osteoporosis, or tumor invading bone.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Frequent fractures: People who suffered from brittle bones will have a higher incidence of fractures that occurr after minimal stress or trauma. Ask your doctor if this i ... Read More
Dr. Keith Baldwin
15 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
DEXA: But may be un-necessary, DEXA is the standard test for osteoporosis. Unless there is an underlying reason for a suspicion of brittle bones, i'd avoid ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: This is a congenital bone disorder referred to as osteogenesis and imperfect a . People with oi are born with defective connective tissue, or without ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
15 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Sure: Most causes of brittle bones don't effect the reproductive system. That being said, the pregnancy would likely be considered high risk, and should be ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
26 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: The inheritance will depend on what type of bone disorder the parent has.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If uncontrolled.: Thyroid hormone has a very clear and important role in bone metabolism. Unless treated with thyroid hormone supplementation, hypothyroidism can indee ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
The broken ones hurt: Osteogenesis imperfecta patients have weakened, brittle bones. The bones break easily and broken bones are painful. A patient appearing in pain should ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: Oi is caused by a genetic defect. Overall, any person with oi has a 50% chance of passing the disease to his or her children. Through genetic counseli ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
17 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
A genetic disorder: Osteogenesis imperfecta is a group of disorders that cause bone fragility due to an error in the genetic code for type i collagen. All tissues that ar ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A lot (sorry): Slight spinal curvature, loose joints, poor muscle tone, discoloration of the sclera (whites of the eyes), early loss of hearing in some children, sli ... Read More
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