A 18-year-old member asked:
Which brace should i use to lessen the pain of osgood schlatter in my knees during sports?
4 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccioanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Knee pad: Unfortunately, there is no specific brace for osgood-schlatter's disease. The pain is worsened with direct contact to the swollen front, top of the shin bone. Hence, padding this area is your best bet for reducing pain. Quad stretching and ice after activities reduces the pain from the tendon tightness, which is not addressed by bracing. Ibuprofen reduces the pain and swelling.
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Dr. Steven Arbitanswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Knee strap: There are not any good studies that support brace usage however a knee strap may be helpful.
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Dr. Frank Holmesanswered
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Cho pat: A brace like the cho pat that goes across the mid and distal (end) of the patellar tendon can both unload (take tension off) and cushion the tendon and its attachment.
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Dr. Peter Gerbinoanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
You can't have OS.: If you are 21, your growth plates are closed and the diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter's is not possible. More likely you had OS as an adolescent and now have a painful ossicle. There is no brace. You probably need surgery to fix this.
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Last updated Feb 27, 2019
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