How do pediatricians treat their own kids with osgood schlatter disease?

Same as patients. Depending on the severity, rest, immobilization or surgery. No different than any other child. Disease is the same, treatment is the same.
No Difference. Dr. Enriquez's answer is a good one. I would add physical therapy for the quadriceps muscle which can very helpful.
They see a dcotor. It is considered poor medicine to treat your won family, as there is a lack of objectivity. Most doctors take their kids to doctors in the required field.

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I got osgood-schlatter disease, what kind of doctor treats it?

Orthopedic physician. Orthopedic surgeon evaluates patient for proper therapy.Treatment can include: Rest and decreasing activity. Putting ice over the painful area two to four times a day, and after activities. Ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Read more...

I'm 21 and diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter disease. Is it possible for a adult of my age to get the disease? If it is possible, how should I treat it?

Unusual. That condition usually implies an inflammation/ injury to the area where the patellar tendon inserts on the proximal tibial growth plate. In a 20 year old, your growth plates are probably pretty well closed; but you may more likely have a patellar tendinitis which produces similar symptoms and is treated similarly. Read more...

What exercises good with osgood schlatter disease?

Strenghten legs. Osgood shlatter's is typically an inflammation to the growth plate at the top of the tibia consistent with running and jumping in teenage athletes when the growth plate is still open. I see it a lot in basketball. While there is no way to avoid it totally, quad, hamstring strengthening will help and ice and nsaids will help post activity. Read more...
RICE. 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. Read more...

Does having osgood-schlatter disease stop you from growing?

No, can be painful. Osgood-schlatters disease is a result of growing fast enough so as to disallow the tibial tubercle to unite with the rest of the leg bone (tibia) during periods of excessive loading. Fragment excision (arthroscopic in my hands) can rid one's knee of the anterior kneeling pain if necessary. Read more...

Osgood-schlatter disease? At what age will I stop having it?

Mid-late adolesence. This condition is seen in active children and manifests as pain with abnormal bone formation at site of insertion of patellar tendon. May be related to increased stress applied to growth plate in this area. Once growth plate closes as person matures the process ceases. However a prominence will always remain and if a seperate bony ossicle is present there may be persistent pain into adulthood. Read more...

How common is it for somebody to get osgood schlatter disease?

Depends. Males get osgood-shlatter's three to seven times more frequently than females. The incidence among athletes is ~ 21%, among non-athletes is ~4%. Read more...
Relatively common. 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. Read more...

What should I do for my son who is 12 and has developed osgood schlatter disease?

Comfort measures. This normal transitional stage of growth varies in it's intensity of pain & disability. Anti-inflammatory agents like the nsaid's and reducing the load on the joint are common treatments. Rarely, a long leg immobilizer is needed for the pain. The process eventually settles down with advancing age. Read more...
Stretch, stretch and. Stretch. Specifically the quads and rectus femoris. Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It resolves when the growth plates close. It tends to occur around the pubertal growth spurt and the best treatment is stretching multiple times a day, with a good mix of ice and nsaids as needed. Read more...

Is osgood schlatter disease curable?

Yes. Often it resolves on it's own. Sometimes it requires rest and anti-inflammatories. You can also try ice for 20 minutes a couple times a day. In severe cases, immobilization of the knee by casting is done. Read more...