Osteogenesis Imperfecta


How is osteogenesis imperfecta treated?

The goal of treatment is to prevent or control symptoms of OI.


  • Bone strengthening medicines: Your doctor may prescribe bone strengthening medicines to slow bone loss and reduce the frequency and seriousness of broken bones.
  • Pain medicines: Your doctor may prescribe pain medicines to treat pain caused by broken bones.

Broken Bone Care

Your doctor may cast, splint, or brace a broken bone to help it heal correctly.


Your doctor may recommend surgery for many reasons:

  • To fix a broken bone.
  • To support or correct that are curved or bowed.
  • To support the spine.

Many children with OI have surgery in which a metal rod is placed into a bone. This is called rodding surgery. Rodding surgery is performed to support the bone and prevent the bone from breaking.

Mobility Aids

Your doctor may recommend a walker, cane, crutches, or wheelchair to reduce injuries.

Physical or Occupational Therapy

You may benefit from physical or occupational therapy, which can help you:

  • Build muscle strength, which may help prevent broken bones.
  • Learn how to avoid injuries.
  • Safely perform activities of daily living.
  • Recover from broken bones.

Dental Care

Some people with OI have brittle teeth that chip or crack easily. You may require special dental care.

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