What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta?
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition present from birth and is frequently called ‘brittle bone disease’.
The number of people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta in the UK and Ireland is not known because it can be difficult to diagnose and many cases go undetected. The best estimate suggests that approximately 1 in every 15, 000 people will have Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
For more information about Osteogenesis Imperfecta, including resources and support for those affected, please see the Brittle Bone Society website (http://www.brittlebone.org/)