Pharmacological Management of Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Children and Nursing Implications
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a rare inherited disorder which effects type one collagen throughout the body. At the current time, there is no pharmacologic cure, but treatment is needed to manage the symptoms of this disease process (Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation website, 2015). The most predominant symptom of OI is frail, brittle bones which fracture easily. The use of bisphosphonates and proper nursing care can help to decrease these fractures.