Behavior of scoliosis during growth in children with osteogenesis imperfecta.

  title={Behavior of scoliosis during growth in children with osteogenesis imperfecta.},
  author={Alireza K. Anissipour and Kim W. Hammerberg and Angela K Caudill and Theodore Kostiuk and Sergey S. Tarima and Heather Shi Zhao and Joseph Krzak and P. Alex Smith},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={96 3},
BACKGROUND Spinal deformities are common in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta, a heritable disorder that causes bone fragility. The purpose of this study was to describe the behavior of spinal curvature during growth in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta and establish its relationship to disease severity and medical treatment with bisphosphonates. METHODS The medical records and radiographs of 316 patients with osteogenesis imperfecta were retrospectively reviewed. The severity of… CONTINUE READING


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