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Top tips for sleep in children with osteogenesis imperfecta Muscular aches and pains are common in osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) especially if you have had an active day. These can be worse at night as this is a time to switch off and relax, distractions are less, which can make aches and pains more...

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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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It has been suggested to you that your child may benefit from treatment with oral bisphosphonates. This information leaflet is intended to answer some of the questions that you may have. Why does my child need treatment? When we saw your child in clinic their medical and fracture history was...

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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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Specialists in osteogenesis imperfecta The Metabolic Bone Disease Team, led by Dr Paul Arundel provide a focused multidisciplinary service for children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease. Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a national and international...

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Top tips for sleep in children with osteogenesis imperfecta Muscular aches and pains are common in OI especially if you have had an active day. These can be worse at night as this is a time to switch off and relax, distractions are less, which can make aches and pains more noticeable. Ideas which...

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What is transition? Transition is a process of moving from one place or stage of life to another; moving from primary to secondary school is a transition your child will have already made. As your son or daughter is approaching their teenage years we will be encouraging them to be more aware of...

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Introducing the idea of transition As you are getting older it is important to start talking to you about your transition from seeing the Metabolic Bone Team at Sheffield Children’s Hospital to being seen at an adult hospital. What is transition? Transition is the move from one place or phase...

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You have been invited to attend an intensive therapy week with the metabolic bone disease team. This resource will give you an idea of what to expect from us throughout the week and what will be expected of you and your parents and carers. What is an intensive therapy week? During an intensive...

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Your child has been invited to attend an intensive therapy week with the metabolic bone disease team. This resource will explain what is involved within the intensive therapy week. It will give you an idea of what to expect throughout the week and what will be expected of you and your child. What...

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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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Starting secondary school The transition from primary into secondary school needs to be planned and well managed. It is advisable to arrange a meeting, well in advance of the pupil changing school so that the key people involved in the pupil’s education can meet their and parents and carers, and...

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This resource is written as an advice for teachers and gym instructors working with young people who have expressed an interest in attending a gym and have been diagnosed with a condition which affects the strength of their bones, such as osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), osteoporosis...

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Before your operation Keep yourself as active and as strong as you can. Carry on doing your normal sports, walking and activities, unless you have been told not to by your doctor or physiotherapist. Have a go at the exercises in this resource so you know that you can do them and what they...

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What are fine motor skills? Fine motor co-ordination involves the ability to control the small muscles of the body, in particular the hands. Children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) often have very hypermobile hands (bendy with a weak grip). They may find fine motor activities more difficult than...

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Fine motor co-ordination involves the ability to control the small muscles of the body, in particular the hands. Children with (osteogenesis imperfecta) OI often have very hypermobile hands (bendy with a weak grip). They may find fine motor activities more difficult than other children. They will...

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Starting nursery or pre-school Young children with OI would benefit from the opportunity to attend nursery or pre-school. We advise parents to arrange a meeting well in advance of your child’s start date. People at the meeting should include key workers involved in your child’s care, and...

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