Brittle Bone Disease, Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)

Brittle Bone Disease, Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)

The orthopedic examination at this clinic is conducted by Drs Meyer & Michal Frankl from ALYN’s orthopedic team. The orthopedic examination at the clinic will help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for your child. Some children only require orthopedic follow-up, which is conducted as part of the clinic visits.

Conservative Orthopedic Treatment

This mainly means customized medical devices that are meant to protect the child from fractures when he or she is moving around. Although the device may somewhat restrict the child’s freedom of movement, it may be necessary to protect the child and their health.

 Orthopedic Surgery

Some children with brittle bone diseases require surgery to prevent fractures, as well as operations to repair fractures or deformities.

Surgery to prevent fractures generally does not require special rehabilitation.

However, operations to repair deformities are considered major surgery, which definitely requires rehabilitation.

After the surgery we generally recommend full hospitalization in the rehabilitation department, at least until the pain has subsided, practicing breathing and transitions, and getting set up at home with the assistive equipment required for the recovery period. After a brief inpatient period, and according to the instructions given by the surgeon, we will be able to plan the duration of hospitalization and the best framework for you during the lengthy rehabilitation (full hospitalization, day hospital/partial hospitalization, your regular educational setting, and so forth).

We recommend scheduling a preparatory appointment several weeks before the operation so we can get to know you and the child, in order to better prepare for the anticipated hospitalization period and plan a customized rehabilitation program for you in advance. You can schedule an appointment at +972-2-6494327.

  • What should you bring to the examination at the clinic?

A breakdown of the planned surgery (letter from the orthopedic surgeon)

An up-to-date letter from the physiotherapist who regularly treats the child

All the braces and walking aids you have

CDs with X-ray images, if done during the last year in another medical framework

 

You are welcome to invite your regular therapists to join.

 

 

Ask us:
02-6494222
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