Any role of conservative Treatment in OI:
Waiting for Surgery !!!
Children < 18 months
Only children who are very young or have medical contra-indication for surgery can be deferred for surgery.
Once the child is strong enough to stand and walk and keep getting long bone fracture or deformity, then rodding is advised to prevent re-fracture, cast immobilization and muscle wasting.
Early Rodding with Intense Physiotherapy is the key to success.
Paediatric Fracture Management" Synopsis of Children Fracture Management & Orthopaedic Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A guide for parents and caregivers...