Osgood-Schlatter Disease

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease/Osteochondrosis of Tibial Tubercle

Traction apophysitis/osteochondritis of tibial tuberosity. Present with local pain, swelling and tenderness over tibial tubercle, which is exacerbated by activity (especially climbing stairs) – often limping. Reproduce pain by having patient extend knee against resistance. Usually no history of trauma. Usually active children aged 10 to 15 years. M>F. Quadriceps often tight and feet often excessively pronated.
Treatment – activity modification/limitation (especially avoidance of certain activities eg kicking a ball), ice massage, compression, knee brace; quadriceps stretching; foot orthoses may help


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Other Osteochondroses:
Buschke disease | Calcaneal Apophysitis | Diaz (Mouchet’s) Disease | Distal Tibial Epiphysitis | Freiberg's Disease | Iselins Disease | Kohler's Disease | Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease | Osgood-Schlatter Disease | Osteochondrosis of Os navicularis | Severs Disease | Thiemann’s Disease | Treves’ or Ilfeld’s Disease

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