Perioperative Management of Pediatric Patients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta Undergoing Orthopedic Procedures

Jessica K. Goeller, Paul W. Esposito, Maegen J. Wallace, Bridget A. Burke, Cynthia R. Bailey, Cynthia A. Ferris

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a predominantly autosomal dominant inherited condition involving connective tissue associated with not only bone fragility, but multi-system involvement with perioperative implications. The perioperative management of patients with OI undergoing orthopedic procedures is high risk for anatomical and physiological reasons. We performed a retrospective analysis of 13 years of data covering the perioperative management of 146 pediatric patients with OI for 280 operative procedures involving up to five bones each by two fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons and a team of pediatric anesthesiologists. The purpose of the review was to describe updated perioperative anesthetic management based on over a decade of experience in a pediatric hospital specializing in the management of OI patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-149
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Anesthesiology Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017


  • Anesthesia
  • Children
  • Epidural
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Post-operative pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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