Osteogenesis imperfecta is a group of rare disorders in which the bones are extremely fragile and break or fracture easily, often without apparent cause. The effects of the condition vary from case to case.
Treatment for osteogenesis imperfecta focuses on prevention of breaks and development of bone mass and strong muscles. Care may include assistive devices such as braces and wheelchairs.
eMedicineHealth Medical Reference from Healthwise
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2012 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Find out what women really need.