Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Occupational Therapy Treatment Precautions

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Occupational Therapy Precautions for Osteogenesis Imperfecta

  • Don’t pull or push on a limb or bend it.
  • Use caution when taking blood pressure; avoid automatic blood pressure cuffs.
  • If a fracture is suspected, minimize handling of the affected limb.
  • Respect the opinions, advice, or instructions provided by parents or family.
  • Do not lift a baby from under the armpits.
  • Do not lift by the ankles to change a diaper; slide a hand under the buttocks instead.[1]Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. (n.d.). Introduction to Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Guide for Medical Professionals, Individuals and Families Affected by OI. Retrieved from … Reference List

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References
1 Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. (n.d.). Introduction to Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Guide for Medical Professionals, Individuals and Families Affected by OI. Retrieved from https://oif.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Medical_Guide_revised_2013.pdf