—Lippert1 reports 3 cases of osteogenesis imperfecta. His patients were related, and in the same family there were 9 members with fragile bones. There was no biochemical evidence to show that the disease was related to pathologic absorption or retention of calcium or phosphorous. The treatment of the fracture was the same as that for normal persons. Rapid healing with callus formation was the rule. Administration of various drugs, vitamins and extracts did not affect the disease.
—Burman2 reports in detail a case of this rare condition. He states that only 8 cases have been recorded in the literature. The roentgen picture in his case was typical. The head of the humerus was in a varus position, so that the angle of inclination, which is normally 130 to 158 degrees, was reduced to less than 50 degrees. The tuberosities were elevated; the greater
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