Brittle Bone Disease Research Paper

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Brittle bone disease is also known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta . It is a genetic disorder that has a major effect on bones.It Causes people to have problems with their bones and muscles. This disease causes a person’s bones to be break and their muscles to become very weak, in the area of all the breaks. These genes are a major part of a person’s body, they are a part of the proteins in the bone and in the skin. This is why a person’s bones and muscles are so affected by this disease. People with Ol cannot play any contact sports because any little fall or push can cause the bones to break in many ways.
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a very rare disease. Only about 15,000 to 40,000 people in the United States have the disorder. There isn't just
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Type 1 is the lowest form, It is inherited as a dominant trait, with this type your physical activity is slim to none . Type I mostly affects your legs and arms. Sometimes it can happen that for a long while you will have no disability at all. Type 2 is lethal, it starts to effect a person while they are in the womb or after birth. This type affects the whole of a person's body. Most of the fractures will happen in the rib cage, which could cause many different problems in other parts of the body. Type 3 is only a little more severe than Type 1 and type 5 is only a little more severe than Type 2 . Types 1, 3, and 5 can start when a child begins to walk and can lessen with age and then become more severe again if the person becomes pregnant or begins menopause.There is no cure for OI. Many treatment involves therapy to lower the number of fractures and disabilities, aid the help independent living and health . Supportive therapy is unique to each individual depending on the type of osteogenesis they have and depending on their age. Another treatment is people with Ol can undergo surgeries to correct the bones that are deformed. A common procedure for OI patients rodding it is when a metal rod is placed in the long bones of the legs to prevent further fractures of the bones. As the bones grown the patients have to get multiple surgeries to keep a pace with how much the patient is growing. For children with Ol there is a

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