Knee

Injuries

Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease Information

Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

Anatomy

The patella tendon attaches to the tibia (lower leg bone) at the tibial tuberosity (bony prominence below the kneecap). Osgood-Schlatter’s disease results from excessive traction on the tibial tuberosity, causing an inflammatory response at the attachment.

Anatomy: Knee - Injury: Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease Information

Mechanism of Injury

  • Lots of activity and sport in teenager’s or children during periods of rapid growth can result in excessive traction.

Symptoms

  • Pain is felt at the attachment of the tendon to the tibia during and after physical activity.
  • Pain can be triggered by contraction of the quadriceps against resistance.
  • Localized tenderness of soft tissue swelling of the attachment of the patellar tendon to the tibia.
  • The skin may be hot and red.
  • Tightness of the muscles is often present.

Treatment

Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.


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