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What is OI?

What is OI?

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic bone disorder characterised by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as brittle bone disease. A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout his or her lifetime.

OI is a rare condition and it is estimated that the number of people born with it is approximately 1 in every 15,000: that equates to around 5000 individuals in the UK living with OI.