OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)
Osteogenesis imperfecta is caused by defective genes. These genes affect how the body makes collagen, a protein that helps strengthen bones.
A classification system of different types of OI is commonly used to help describe how severely a person with OI is affected. For example, the condition can be mild, with only a few fractures during a person’s lifetime or in more severe cases, it can involve hundreds of fractures that occur without any apparent cause.
Treatments can include bone-strengthening medication, physical therapy, and orthopaedic surgery.