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What is a DEXA scan? DEXA stands for dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. The scan directs 2 low-strength X-ray beams at your child’s body, and a computer uses this data to calculate the density of their bones. How can we prepare for the scan? The scan room has a tracking hoist attached to the...

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Introduction Babies diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) may have fractures which appear to have little or no apparent cause. It is important to realise that with the best care in the world, babies with brittle bones may still have fractures. Babies with brittle bones enjoy the same things as...

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Starting primary school The transition into primary school needs to be planned and well managed. The school should arrange a meeting with the child’s parents and carers and any other professionals before the child starts school. This gives everybody the opportunity to get to know each other,...

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