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A 40-year-old member asked:

please describe these protruding bones under my knee caps?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Tibial tuberosities;: Part of the leg bone (tibia) these are prominences where the patellar tendon {tendon connecting the knee c to the leg bone, to move the leg into extension (ie to straighten it)}. Sometimes in growing kids they enlarge from too much activity and be painful. They remain enlarged forever then. The condition is called osgood-schlatter disease.

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