Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), commonly known as “brittle bone” disorder is a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, often with little cause. People with OI may also have teeth problems (dentinogenesis imperfecta), and hearing loss when they are adults. People who have OI may also have muscle weakness, loose joints (joint laxity) and skeletal malformations.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
An organization founded and managed by people with osteogenesis impertfecta and parents of people with OI. The Foundation publishes “Breakthrough” (a quarterly newsletter); provides literature and videos upon request; holds national conferences, local and regional meetings; has a peer contact network; and accepts contributions to support education, awareness, and research.
804 West Diamond Avenue, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-947-0083 or (844) 889-7579
Massachusetts support: 508-292-0562 (South Shore Group)
Osteogenesis Imperfecta – Genetics Home Reference
Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Children – Boston Children’s Hospital
Learning About Osteogenesis Imperfecta – National Human Genome Research Institute
Osteogenesis Imperfecta – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease) – Nemours KidsHealth
Fact Sheet last updated on: 3/21/2023
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