osgood1Osgood-Schlatter’s disease

Osgood-Schlatters disease typically affects adolescent boys and is the most common overuse injury to the knee in athletic children. It develops as a result of repetitive micro-trauma to the attachment of the patellar tendon to the shin bone and may cause swelling and pain in the area.

The condition is generally self-limiting and rarely requires treatment other than limitation of activities until the symptoms resolve.

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