Therapy, Orthotics and Assistive Devices for Osteogenesis Imperfecta

  title={Therapy, Orthotics and Assistive Devices for Osteogenesis Imperfecta},
  author={Maureen Donohoe},
Therapy is an important component in the care of the individuals who have osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). There are different areas of emphasis based on where the services are rendered. This chapter reviews our approach to therapy in each environment, functional measures related to OI, orthotics, and assistive devices for enhanced mobility. 


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The coordinated efforts of a multidisciplinary team can support children with OI to fulfill their potential, maximizing function, independence, and well-being.
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On the occasion of the 13th International Conference on Osteogenesis imperfecta in August 2017 an expert panel was convened to develop an international consensus paper regarding physical
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Physical training in children with osteogenesis imperfecta.
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Moderate and severe forms of OI are associated with greater functional limitation, influenced by fracture history, which negatively affects the acquisition and level of ambulation.
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