Osteogenesis Imperfecta: What’s happening in the spine?
It was time to reflect on the literature, say the authors of a new review article on osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Researchers from the Department of Orthopedics at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware delved into the latest on OI, a genetic condition typically involving bone fragility, multiple fractures, short stature, and scoliosis.

Suken A. Shah, M.D. is division chief of the Spine and Scoliosis Center at Nemours. He told OTW, “We felt that a thorough review and description of the problems and disorders of the spine in children with osteogenesis imperfect was necessary at this time. Not many new updates in orthopaedics were written in 15-20 years despite all of the new information in bone health, genetics and surgical techniques. Many families came to our center seeking treatment for spinal conditions due to OI after doctors in their area advised them that their conditions were too complicated or risky.”