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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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This resource has been developed by Metabolic Bone Disease service to include children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) in mainstream P.E. lessons at school. In general Please seek specific advice from the pupils physiotherapist for their inclusion in P.E. lessons. Specific advice and guidelines...

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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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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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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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