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2022 May 21

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



The prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and therapy needs in adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) a cross-sectional analysis.


Barlow S, Dove L, Jaggi A, Keen R, Bubbear J
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 May 21; 23(1):485.
PMID: 35598006.


Osteogenesis Imperfecta affects approximately 1 in every 10,000 people. Musculoskeletal disorders and pain are common in adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, but specific knowledge of the problems people have is lacking. Access to therapy services for adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta is variable. We designed this analysis to better understand the musculoskeletal disorders and consequent therapy needs for adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.  METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional analysis of outpatients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Adults attending a newly established multidisciplinary clinic at a tertiary centre in 2019 were included. A highly specialist physiotherapist worked within the clinic to offer therapy input if required and to refer patients to appropriate therapy as needed. People over the age of 18 were included if they had a diagnosis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Data were collected over a five month period using routinely collected clinical information and patient reported outcomes.