Osteogenesis Imperfecta Overview
If your child has been diagnosed with Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, it’s important to understand how Rady Children’s Hospital’s Spine Center can help with issues involving low bone strength and bone fragility. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions in children, including osteogenesis imperfect.
Rady Children’s pediatric orthopedic doctors will carefully evaluate your child’s osteogenesis imperfecta symptoms, review their medical history, and interpret diagnostic tests like X-rays and genetic testing to confirm OI and determine the type and severity of the fragile bones/condition/OI type. This comprehensive diagnosis helps guide the appropriate treatment plan for your child.
One of the most common symptoms for patients associated with low bone strength and OI types is frequent fractures. Our health professionals within our Spine Center and Orthopedics Program are experienced in managing these fractures in children with OI. They will provide the necessary care, such as setting broken bones and applying casts or splints, ensuring that the fractures heal properly. Their osteogenesis imperfecta in children expertise helps minimize fracture complications and promote the healing process in your child.
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Collaborative care is a key aspect of treating our pediatric patients who are diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta. Our orthopedic specialists work alongside geneticists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other specialists to provide comprehensive care for children with OI. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that all aspects of your child’s condition are addressed, and a tailored treatment plan is developed to meet their unique needs.
For patient referrals or to request an appointment to diagnose patients with fragile bones, contact our team of health professionals within our Orthopedics Program.