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Advanced Treatment

Ours is one of the most active programs in the nation for children with moderate to severe OI. Our advanced treatment regimen typically includes a combination of bone-strengthening bisphosphonate medications followed by the surgical insertion of growing rods, offering the greatest promise for improved comfort, growth and development.

  • The most commonly-used rods – Fassier-Duval Telescopic Rods – are inserted through relatively small incisions, often without post-operative casting.
  • Our pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Paul Esposito, received personal training from co-inventor of the rods, Francois Fassier, M.D., of Montreal and is often consulted by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons across the country.