Scoliosis and kyphosis in osteogenesis imperfecta

Varun Puvanesarajah, Paul Sponseller

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Scoliosis, kyphosis, and other spinal pathologies are often seen in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Scoliosis and kyphosis can lead to respiratory compromise, which can result in decreased health-related quality of life. Both surgical and non-surgical management are used to treat scoliosis and kyphosis. Concerning surgical management, it must be noted that osteogenesis imperfecta patients have altered anatomy that often necessitates significant pre-operative planning and deviation from surgical techniques used in idiopathic scoliosis cases. Management focused on prevention is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOsteogenesis Imperfecta
Subtitle of host publicationA Translational Approach to Brittle Bone Disease
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780123971654
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Craniocervical junction abnormalities
  • Kyphosis
  • OI
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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