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What can be done for people with osteogenesis imperfecta?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Manage the sysmtops: There is not yet a cure for oi. Treatment is directed toward preventing or controlling the symptoms, maximizing independent mobility, and developing optimal bone mass and muscle strength. Care of fractures, extensive surgical and dental procedures, and physical therapy are often recommended for people with oi. Use of wheelchairs, braces, and other mobility aids is common.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Medical follow up: Medical optimization and surgical stabilization of bones to optimize mobiligy.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for people with osteogenesis imperfecta have babies?

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Dr. Samuel Gold
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: They can have children and typically deliver by c-section. The likelihood of the offspring having the disease is 50 percent.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for people with osteogenesis imperfecta to gain muscle?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Yes, definitely: Please speak with your bone team (primary care doctor, endocrinologist, orthopedic surgeon) about low impact exercise. A physical therapist can get you started on an exercise program that will consider bone fragility.

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