Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Also known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, this condition occurs due to a gene mutation (change). A child may either inherit the gene from one or both parents, or the mutation may be sporadic (random).

The gene that causes OI is carried by certain parents. Being a carrier implies you don’t have the illness, but you can still give it to your offspring.

Lack of type I collagen prevents babies born with OI from producing connective tissue normally. The majority of collagen is found in bones, ligaments, and teeth. Bone strength is maintained by collagen.

The gene mutation may cause the body to produce insufficient collagen, which could weaken bones.

Dr. Deepak Agrawal, being an expert pediatric orthopedic understands the complications of such a disease. Even though this condition is rare, it can vastly affect the lifestyle of anyone who is diagnosed with this condition.

Dr. Deepak Agrawal, MBBS, D. (Orthopaedics) will first determine your treatment plan. In this case, the goal of the treatment would be to increase bone strength. This can be done through physical therapy, assistive devices, and medications.

In extreme cases, treatment may include rodding surgery. This is quite a common surgical treatment for children with this condition. In this procedure, a rod is inserted into the body to correct the bone deformity.

Dr. Deepak Agrawal will use telescopic rods for the treatment of this condition in children as it can lengthen as the child and the bone grows.

For risk-free treatment and effective results, book an appointment either by phone or online.

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