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Osgood schlatter disease. What is it?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
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In brief: Overuse injury

Osgood sclatters disease is a repetative overuse injury, caused by the pull of tight muscles during periods of rapid bone growth.

In brief: Overuse injury

Osgood sclatters disease is a repetative overuse injury, caused by the pull of tight muscles during periods of rapid bone growth.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Traction apophysitis

Osgood schlatters is a traction injury of the patellar tendon (the one on the bottom of the kneecap) to the top of the shin bone.
When the injury or inflammation occurs on the kneecap side it's called sinding larrssen johansen syndrome when it's on the shin side it's osgood schlatters disease. The treatment is rice (rest ice compression and elevation) occasionally an infra patellar strap is useful.

In brief: Traction apophysitis

Osgood schlatters is a traction injury of the patellar tendon (the one on the bottom of the kneecap) to the top of the shin bone.
When the injury or inflammation occurs on the kneecap side it's called sinding larrssen johansen syndrome when it's on the shin side it's osgood schlatters disease. The treatment is rice (rest ice compression and elevation) occasionally an infra patellar strap is useful.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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