Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease, or syndrome, is a rupture of the growth plate at the tibial tuberosity, a form of apophysitis first described by the physicians Robert Bayley Osgood and Carl Schlatter separately in 1903. It is one of the more common sources of anterior knee pain in the preteen athlete and the teenage athlete. This condition most commonly occurs from ages 8 through 13 in females and ages 10 through 15 in males, although certainly those with earlier or delayed growth may present at other ages. Males seem to be affected ...

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