Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a syndrome associated with traction apophysitis and patellar tendinosis that is most common in adolescent boys and girls.
Patients present with pai...
Unilateral or bilateral (30%) pain of the tibial tuberosity
Pain exacerbated by exercise, especially jumping and landing after jumping
Pain upon kneeling on the affected side(s)
Frequent ice applications 2 to 3 times per day for 15 to 20 minutes
Rest and activity modification—avoid activities that increase pain and/or swelling.
Physical therapy helps w...
Athletes may return to play if pain is controlled.
Presence of pain does not preclude competition.
Kaya DO, Toprak U, Baltaci G, et al. Long-term functional and sonographic outcomes in Osgood-Schlatter disease. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013;21(5):1131–1139. [Vi...
M92.50 Juvenile osteochondrosis of tibia and fibula, unsp leg
M92.51 Juvenile osteochondrosis of tibia and fibula, right leg
M92.52 Juvenile osteochondrosis of tibia and fibula, left leg
Infrapatellar pain in an adolescent athlete undergoing a rapid growth spurt is OSD, patellar tendinosis, or Sinding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome.
Always consider lumbar disc disease, osteo...
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