Description

Osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition causing extremely fragile bones. 

Symptoms

Symptoms of osteogenesis imperfecta include:

  • Weak bones, which makes them susceptible to fractures below average height
  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Hypermobility of joints
  • Hyperpronation
  • Bowed legs and arms
  • Kyphosis/scoliosis

What you can expect from therapy

Treatments for osteogenesis imperfecta focus on minimizing fractures,  maximizing mobility, maximizing independent function and general health. 

Treatments include:

  • Physical therapy and safe exercise including swimming
  • Casts, splints or wraps for broken bones
  • Braces to support legs, ankles, knees and wrists as needed
  • Orthopedic surgery, often including implanting rods to support the long bones in arms or legs
  • Medications to strengthen bones

Mobility aids such as canes, walkers, or wheelchairs and other equipment or aids for independence may be needed to compensate for weakness or short stature.

Learn more about how HealthReach therapists can help

Schedule your initial consultation today by calling us at 1-262-780-0707.

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