Dr Judith Bubbear of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital – The Therapy needs for adults living with OI.
People with OI experience recurrent fractures; however they are also more likely to have other musculoskeletal issues such as dislocated joints, tendon and ligament injuries compared to the general population. This has been raised as a key concern by adults with OI, but there is no evidence on prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints and how therapy might best be organised for them. This study is aiming to quantify and describe the types of soft-tissue problems adults with OI suffer with and what adults with OI perceive the problems to be. We hope this will be able to inform service departments.