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Pediatric Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle-bone disease, is a genetic (inherited) disorder characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause. An estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people in the US have this disease. OI can affect males and females of all races.

  • What causes osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) in children?
  • What are the symptoms of osteogenesis imperfecta in children?
  • How is osteogenesis imperfecta in children diagnosed?
  • What is the treatment for osteogenesis imperfecta in children?
  • How can I help my child manage osteogenesis imperfecta?
  • What is the long-term outlook for a child with osteogenesis imperfecta?
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Departments

Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic

For more than 25 years, the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic has provided multidisciplinary care for infants, children, and young adults with various forms of skeletal disorders.

Bone Health Program

Orthopaedists at Children’s National offer world-renowned expertise and life-changing care, including surgery, for children at high risk for bone fracture.

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

From sprains and strains to complex congenital conditions, Children’s National Hospital offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.

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