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Bone Abstracts (2017) 6 P193 | DOI: 10.1530/boneabs.6.P193

ICCBH2017 Poster Presentations (1) (209 abstracts)

Sheffield children's hospital osteogenesis imperfecta service: collaboration and care

Alison Seasman

Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, UK.

Introduction: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a clinically heterogeneous heritable connective tissue disorder characterised by increased bone fragility and low bone density, resulting in frequent fractures from little or no trauma and bony deformities such as curvature of the long bones. Type and severity of OI is variable. OI affects the physical, social and emotional well-being of the child, young person and their family. The long term goal for children and young people with OI is independence in all life functions with adaptive devices as needed; in the case of severely affected children, the ability to direct their own care.

Methods: This practice development considers the experience of those living with OI and describes actions taken by the team to improve these. It describes a specialist and integrated multi-disciplinary team with extensive peripatetic involvement with patients and their families, working in partnership with many external agencies, charities and societies. The aim of the service is to provide an equitable, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of infants and children aged 0–19 years with mild to severe, complex and atypical OI in the UK. We aim to ensure inclusion is a reality for children and young people living with OI.

Conclusion: Osteogenesis imperfecta is a complicated, long term condition which has far wider implications than merely its symptoms. This practice development reflects a model of working within the UK’s National Health Service which achieves optimal outcomes for children, young people and families. By taking a holistic approach and embracing a collaborative model of working, an MDT can deliver the best quality care and improve quality of life.

By reading this poster presentation you will:

• understand the clinical presentation of osteogenesis imperfecta and the associated assessment/treatment aims.

• use a self-reflective approach to developing and delivering your own collaborative model of working.

Disclosure: The authors declared no competing interests.

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8th International Conference on Children's Bone Health


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