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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Complete pack for Osgood-Schlätter treatment

This kit allows you to accompany your child during the treatment of Osgood-Schlätter’s disease as well as during his recovery.

Orthèse – End-Osgood / Support de genou

Orthèse – End-Osgood / Support de genou
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Orthèse – End-Osgood / Support de genou

L’orthèse End-Osgood est composée d’un matériau thermoformable micro-perforé et respirant, recouvert d’un Lycra pour plus de confort ainsi que d’une sangle élastique confortable et ajustable qui assure son excellent maintien.
Le moulage de l’orthèse permet d’épouser parfaitement la forme du genou, quelle que soit l’anatomie du patient.
L’orthèse ainsi mise en place, soulage le tendon rotulien et diminue instantanément la douleur.

Le support de genou sera utilisé lors de la reprise de l’activité physique. Il viendra se positionner au dessus de l’orthèse. Il a pour objectif de protéger l’orthèse et d’assurer un maintien supplémentaire lors de l’activité (entrainement, match…)

Toutes les orthèses sont bi-couleur. La couleur extérieure est la couleur sélectionnée lors de la commande.

Matériau lavable (résistant à l’eau, T°C<50°C)

La sangle est à taille unique. Elle peut être recoupée à l’aide d’un ciseau si besoin.
Le colis est composé d’une :

  • Orthèse End-Osgood et de sa sangle
  • Un support de genou

Dans un objectif d’eco-responsabilité, le support de genou sera livré sans emballage. L’ensemble des informations contenu sur l’emballage est mis a disposition sur le site.

La procédure de mise en place de l’orthèse est disponible en téléchargement sur le site ici.

Une vidéo est également disponible sur le site ou sur Youtube (rechercher ORTHOREPASS)

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