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I've had osgoods for 5 years now. Went to a doctor and they said it would go away soon, 4 years later it's still here. No pain, no limp, want it gone?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Risks v Benefits

Osgood-schlatter's disease leaves a bump on the front of the proximal tibia.
Up to 15% of male athletes will have this. After the growth plates close, pain resolves and function should be normal. Surgeries are only considered for those with residual pain. Removing the bump for cosmetic reasons is not recommended, due to risks of disrupting patellar tendon.

In brief: Risks v Benefits

Osgood-schlatter's disease leaves a bump on the front of the proximal tibia.
Up to 15% of male athletes will have this. After the growth plates close, pain resolves and function should be normal. Surgeries are only considered for those with residual pain. Removing the bump for cosmetic reasons is not recommended, due to risks of disrupting patellar tendon.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Victor Khabie
Sports Medicine
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In brief: May never go away

The pain and tenderness usually goes away, however the bump in the front of your knee may never fully go away.
As long as there is no pain we usually recommend leaving it alone, if it is painful there are surgical options.

In brief: May never go away

The pain and tenderness usually goes away, however the bump in the front of your knee may never fully go away.
As long as there is no pain we usually recommend leaving it alone, if it is painful there are surgical options.
Dr. Victor Khabie
Dr. Victor Khabie
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