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Osgood-Schlätter pathology: Inflammation of the patellar tendon at the anterior tibial tuberosity

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease is an affliction affecting the articulation of the knee, and which occurs to children that are active in sports between the ages of 8 to 14, at the height of their growth years.

About 20% of active children are affected about 5% of children in general (approximately 600,000 children in France alone).

This disease was described for the first time by two orthopedic surgeons named Robert Osgood and Carl Schlatter.

This affliction is the direct result of tension from the patellar tendon on the anterior tibial tuberosity. The growing cartilage, located between the anterior tibial tuberosity and the patella, is subjected to micro-traumas which causes a local and painful inflammation.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Which sports favor this disease ?” tab_id=”1556908076610-0fc16cdd-5af9″][vc_column_text]All sports that have running or jumping can facilitate the development of the disease, for example :

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Tennis,
  • Gymnastics,
  • Rugby,
  • Dance,
  • Handball,
  • Track and Field etc …

There are also other factors that can cause this inflammation, for example :

  • Ubbing of the pants leg,
  • Trauma directly on the anterior tibial tuberosity,
  • Kneeling

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What are the symptoms ?” tab_id=”1556911743016-791061ea-6972″][vc_column_text]The child complains of knee pain, has trouble to bend the knee or to kneel.

Equally, this pain can also be felt when descending stairs or upon landing after jumping.

As well, during a checkup with the doctor, a patellar reflex tap in the area of the anterior tibial tuberosity can cause a sharp pain.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What are the current treatments ?” tab_id=”1556911937099-6260f822-23ed”][vc_column_text]The only treatment recommended is rest. The duration depends primarily upon the amount of pain. This rest time can range from 3 to 18 months. The child must stop all sports activities during this time. Analgesics and anti-inflammation medicine is totally ineffective. Surgical intervention is useless for this disease.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What are the risks if the disease is left untreated ?” tab_id=”1556912091407-b4e56cca-3af4″][vc_column_text]The disease tends to heal in the majority of cases, more or less, in the long term. But sometimes it leaves the following consequences:

  • A visible bump just under the patella
  • Hardening of the patellar tendon which can lead to chronic patellar tendonitis
  • Impossible to kneel
  • A fracture of the anterior tibial tuberosity which requires surgery
  • A tendency for an active, sporty child to feels depressed as they can longer play sports.

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