Kienstra AJ, et al. These X-rays might show tiny bone fragments that have separated from the top of your shinbone or abnormal areas of calcium deposits in the patellar tendon. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For this reason, symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease usually appear during the teenage growth spurt. Your doctor may refer you to a physical therapist or an orthopedic doctor for continued care. This content does not have an Arabic version.
Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs most often in children who participate in sports that involve running, jumping and swift changes of direction — such as soccer, basketball, figure skating and ballet.
Results of surgical treatment of unresolved Osgood-Schlatter disease in adults.
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a problem with the patellar tendon, which is the tendon that attaches the kneecap to the shinbone. References DeLee JC, et al. You may help to prevent tendon injury by doing warm-up exercises before playing sports, especially exercises that stretch your thigh quadricepshamstring and calf muscles. Your child's healthcare provider will examine your child and ask about his symptoms, activities, and medical history. Available for Android and iOS devices.