Nathalie’s Story

Nathalie’s Story
My name is Nathalie. I was born in 2001. I was diagnosed with a rare disorder (OI) Osteogenesis Imperfecta also known as Brittle Bone Disease. Child abuse allegations were part of this experience. I was 5 weeks old and unexplainable …

Nathalie & Dr. Feldman

My name is Nathalie. I was born in 2001. I was diagnosed with a rare disorder (OI) Osteogenesis Imperfecta also known as Brittle Bone Disease. Child abuse allegations were part of this experience. I was 5 weeks old and unexplainable 8 broken bones. My parents faced many emotional issues and decisions at that time.

Living with a lifelong health condition like OI is stressful at times. My parents wanted me in a bubble wrap.

My parents moved to a new area where they happened to meet another family that highly recommended Dr. Feldman.

I considered myself lucky from that moment on. Dr. Feldman started to treat me when I was 1 and a half years old. My bones kept breaking and Dr. Feldman began a series of surgeries to fix my left femur and left hip to avoid deformities; by putting rods and screws on my left femur that broke about 3 times. He suggested a treatment to increase my bone density by the time I was 4 years old. My bones completely benefitted from this treatment; my bones’ density increased by 50%. Now I am a 13 years old who experiences 19 broken bones with my last break being 4 years ago. I am able to play and undergo in activities in which I couldn’t undergo before the treatment; I ride my bike and participate in some physical activities at school. I am so thankful to be under the care of one of the Top Orthopedic Surgeons of NYC. Thank You so Much!

- Nathalie

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David S. Feldman, MD
David S. Feldman, MD is Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and a professor of orthopedic surgery & pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center / NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, specializing in the care of children with complex scoliosis, arthrogryposis, hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, and lower limb deformities.

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