Osgood-Schlatter disease commonly affects children and teens in sports and activities that involve running and jumping, such as soccer, basketball, gymnastics, or ballet. Get treatment from the knee specialists at Franciscan Health.
Osgood-Schlatters disease occurs from overuse of your knees, which causes pain and inflammation at the tibial tubercle — the bony bump where the patellar (knee cap) tendon attaches to the tibia (shinbone). Osgood-Schlatter disease is common in growing children. It most often affects boys ages 10 to 15. It usually happens during growth when a child's body is changing fast. Symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter Disease can include:
Franciscan Health specialists will review your child's health history, sports and other activities, and conduct a thorough physical exam. This may include an X-ray of the affected knee.
Osgood-Schlatter disease surgery is rarely needed; however your provider can offer treatment and recommend activity modifications to keep your child as active and pain-free as possible. The condition may go away on its own when the child’s growth slows. Until that time, treatment for Osgood-Schlatter Disease may include: