Also known as: OSD
What is Osgood-Schlatter disease?
Osgood-Schlatter disease is an irritation of the growth center at the knee joint. This occurs in adolescents as they experience the growth spurt related to puberty. The primary sign is a lump below the kneecap bone that causes pain.
What causes Osgood-Schlatter disease?
Overuse injuries from athletics and other activities contribute to Osgood-Schlatter disease. When paired with the rapid growth that occurs during adolescence, the symptoms of the disease are more likely to occur.
What are the symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease?
Pain is the primary symptom of Osgood-Schlatter disease. It can range from mild to severe and usually only affects one knee.
What are Osgood-Schlatter disease care options?
Osgood-Schlatter disease often resolves on its own over time. Over-the-counter pain medications and physical therapy
can help with managing the symptoms in the meantime. Flexibility at the thigh can improve symptoms.
Reviewed by: Craig Spurdle, MD
This page was last updated on: 6/14/2017 9:46:55 AM
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