A 38-year-old member asked:
What can be done for people with osteogenesis imperfecta?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadiedanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 51 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.
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Dr. Keith Baldwinanswered
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Medical follow up: Medical optimization and surgical stabilization of bones to optimize mobiligy.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for people with osteogenesis imperfecta have babies?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samuel Goldanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Yes: They can have children and typically deliver by c-section. The likelihood of the offspring having the disease is 50 percent.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 42-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for people with osteogenesis imperfecta to gain muscle?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christine Homanswered
Pediatrics 32 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.
2.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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