Images in clinical medicine | Volume 40, Article 98, 13 Oct 2021 | 10.11604/pamj.2021.40.98.31815

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Surya Besant Natarajan, Krishna Prasanth Baalann

Corresponding author: Surya Besant Natarajan, Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Received: 29 Sep 2021 - Accepted: 04 Oct 2021 - Published: 13 Oct 2021

Domain: Orthopedic surgery

Keywords: Osteogenesis imperfecta, brittle bone disease, genetic disease

©Surya Besant Natarajan et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Surya Besant Natarajan et al. Osteogenesis imperfecta. Pan African Medical Journal. 2021;40:98. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2021.40.98.31815]

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Osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Surya Besant Natarajan1,&, Krishna Prasanth Baalann1

 

1Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India

 

 

&Corresponding author
Surya Besant Natarajan, Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research Institute, Chennai, India

 

 

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Osteogenesis imperfecta is a rare hereditary connective tissue disorder that affects the bones fragility. It causes the bones to break easily. The defective gene affects the body mechanism to form collagen, which strengthens the bone. A 20-year-old male patient came with complaints of pain in the left leg since morning. He was a known case of osteogenesis imperfecta and already had a history of fracture 6 months back in the right upper limb. On local examination of left leg swelling present, tenderness present, sensations intact and restricted range of motion. X-ray showed fracture of shaft of left tibial bone. The patient was on plaster of Paris for 6 weeks. The patient was advised for regular physiotherapy and to follow-up with the orthopedic surgeon.

 

 

Figure 1: examination findings-protrusion of shaft of left tibial bone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images in clinical medicine

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Images in clinical medicine

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Images in clinical medicine

Osteogenesis imperfecta

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