OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA PROGRAM
The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Program at the Alfred I. duPont Institute is organized as a subdivision of the Department of Orthopaedics. The program specializes in the management of this rare condition marked by brittle bones which are especially at risk for fracture. The Osteogenesis Imperfecta clinic team includes the family, orthopaedist physical therapist, nurse and adaptive aquatic staff. The mission of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta program is to provide the highest quality multi-disicplinary care by maximizing the function of the child and providing education to family. Treatment plans are designed to correct the existing deformities, and to avoid future deformities by combining state of the art fracture care with prophylactic management of brittle bones using internal supports and external orthotic devices.
Diagnosis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta using Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)
To discuss a specific case or to arrange a referral, contact the Director of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Program, Dr. Richard Kruse. Phone - (302) 651-5804 Fax - (302) 651-5951
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