Osgood-Schlatter disease is a traction apophysitis of the anterior tibial tubercle described in active adolescents and characterized by gradual onset of pain and. Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a chronic fatigue injury due to repeated microtrauma at the patellar ligament insertion onto the tibial tuberosity, usually. Osgood-Schlatter disease, also known as osteochondritis of the tibial tubercle, was first described in [1,2]. It is a traction apophysitis of the.
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Osgood-Schlatter disease is seen in active adolescents, especially those who jump and kick, which is why it is seen more frequently in boys. Clinically, patients present with pain and swelling over the tibial tuberosity exacerbated with exercise.
Soft tissue swelling with loss of the sharp margins of the patellar tendon are the earliest signs in the acute phase; thus, a compatible history is also essential in making the schlattre. Bone fragmentation at the tibial tuberosity may be evident 3 to 4 weeks after the onset.
It is important not to equate isolated ‘fragmentation’ of the apophysis with OSD, as there may well be secondary ossification centres.
Osgood–Schlatter disease – Wikipedia
Ultrasound examination of the patellar osglod can depict the same anatomic abnormalities as can plain radiographs, CT scans, and magnetic resonance images. The sonographic appearances of Osgood-Schlatter disease include Analgesia and padding to prevent pressure on the tibial tuberosity are also useful. Only rarely are therapeutic casts required 4,5.
The condition spontaneously resolves once the physis closes.
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