The Hip in Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Maegen Wallace, Paul William Esposito

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) can cause fractures and progressive deformity of the bones of the pelvis and hip joint in addition to fractures of the long bones. In children with moderate to severe forms of the disease, coxa vara and acetabular protrusion occur quite commonly as do upper femoral shaft deformities and femoral neck fractures. A small subset of patients with the C-propeptide mutation will have an increased risk of hip dysplasia and dislocation as well. This chapter describes the clinical presentations, pathophysiology and treatment of coxa vara, acetabular protrusion, developmental hip dislocation, proximal femoral fractures and deformity in children with OI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Pediatric and Adolescent Hip
Subtitle of host publicationEssentials and Evidence
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783030120030
ISBN (Print)9783030120023
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Coxa vara
  • Femoral neck fracture
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Protrusio acetabulae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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