Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Osteogenesis Imperfecta Overview

What is osteogenesis imperfecta?
A person with osteogenesis imperfecta has a rare inherited condition that results in abnormally weak bones. The bones do not form correctly and they tend to break easily.

What are the symptoms of osteogenesis imperfecta?
Symptoms and signs of osteogenesis imperfecta may include loose joints, increased flexibility, muscle weakness, scoliosis, brittle teeth, dental fractures, deformed bones, hearing loss, and blue or gray color to the white part of the eyes.

How does the doctor treat osteogenesis imperfecta?
There is no cure for osteogenesis imperfecta. Surgery may be helpful to correct severe bone deformities, in order to improve function.

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Last Updated: Sep 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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