Who was the person that discovered osteogenesis imperfecta (oi) or brittle bone disorder?

Read my answer. So, oi has been noted in skeletons that date back to antiquity (egypt, specifically). The disease is also known as lobstein disease. There were actually a few lobsteins, german-french surgeons and anatomists in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The classification for oi is attributed to david sillence, an australian geneticist and an authority on the disease.

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Is osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) a chronic or acute disease?

Time issues. The issue as defined is simple.An acute disease is something like appendicitis, it comes up quick, you fix it or die. A chronic disease is something that may become evident slowly, but once found, is just managed (like arthritis) to make life as tolerable as possible.OI has many forms related to genetic defects in the formation of bone. It exists from conception but becomes evident later. Read more...

Do brittle bones from osteogenesis imperfecta hurt?

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 be checked for a new fracture. A person with o.I. Without fractures, probably does not have bone pain, unless he has some areas of small-scale bone damage from over-movement, stress, or pressure. O.I. Specialists can better evaluate such a patient. Read more...
The bones. themselves do not hurt. However, the weakened bones are prone to fractures, which are painful. Read more...

How do people with osteogenesis imperfecta (a.K.A, brittle bones) deal with their sexual needs?

Not usually a proble. Generally, people with this condition carry out normal lives with regards to daily activities. Read more...

I currently have a condition called brittle bones osteogenesis imperfecta). What can be done to effectively treat this condition?

Depends. There are various types of oi, as i imagine you are aware. Some types are worse than others and respond better or worse to treatment. Bisphosphonate medications like alendronate and pamidronate can be used to increase bone mass, in an attempt to stave off fractures. When bones fracture, they can be treated non-operatively or with surgery. Read more...
See a specialist. There are certain medical treatments that have been shown to be effective depending on the subtype of the oi. At my hospital, there are endocrinologists that run the bone fragility clinic and prescribe bisphosphonates when appropriate. If you don't have one already, i would try to see an endocrinologist that specializes in bone disorders (try a regional children's hospital, if needed). Read more...

Is osteogenesis imperfecta a bone disease and disorder?

Yes. Osteogenesis imperfecta, or oi for short, is caused by genetic mutations of certain collagen genes. There are a number of types, and the severity can range from lethal shortly after birth to quite mild. Bone fractures, sometimes dental problems, and sometimes hearing loss can occur. The oi foundation is a great source of information: http://www.Oif.Org/site/pageserver. Read more...

Can osteogenesis imperfecta affect more than just bone structure?

YES... This is a condition that affects all bones in the body - with a great degree of variability amongst patients in the severity of the disease. There are several types known, and symptoms are quite different depending on the type. What is common is the brittle bone - in mild forms the fractures occur in childhood and stop after adulthood. Some patients have hearing loss/tooth problems. Read more...

Can you tell me if osteogenesis imperfecta affects more than just bone structure?

Yes it can. OIhas many different subtypes, some are more limited dot bone while others involve additional tissues. The problem in OI is with COLLAGEN an important building block protein in many living structures and tissues in many species. OI has now 8 different subtypes http://www.oif.org. Read more...