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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also called “brittle bone disease,” is a rare genetic disorder that affects the formation and strength of bones. Children born with OI have bones that break easily, often with little or no obvious cause. With the proper medical treatment and supportive care, most kids with OI can reach their full potential. At Nemours Children's, our goal is to help kids build bone mass and muscle strength, manage their symptoms, and be as active as possible.

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Why Choose Us

Nemours has been recognized for delivering advanced pediatric orthopedic care since 1940. Our Osteogenesis Imperfecta Program in Wilmington, Delaware is one of the world’s leading programs for the treatment of OI. And because we’re a system, Nemours offers a dedicated team of experts in more than 30 medical and surgical specialties who come together to create a roadmap of care for children with this rare genetic disorder. We also offer: 

  • International leaders in pediatric research and care in orthopedics
  • World class facilities and innovative surgical techniques 
  • Coordinated care for your child and family that includes support services, including help with community resources 

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