Flashcards in Ch. 28: Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Deck (8)
Heterogenous, autosomal dominant disorder of the bones resulting in fractures and deformity
What are the classic manifestations?
Multiple bone fractures
Early hearing loss
What are the more severe manifestations of OI?
Bowed legs and arms
What treatment is used to increase bone density?
Med of Pamidronate--Administer IV
What are the adverse efffects we need to monitor for when giving the Pamidronate for OI?
What kind of exercises should we teach the family and client about?
Low impact exercises
What are surgical interventions (for severe cases)?
Correct bone deformities, placement of rods