Osgood-Schlatter disease

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


pain below both knees since a week associated with mild swelling

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male

X-ray findings:

  • fragmentation noted over the tibial tuberosity bilaterally
  • no e/o of swelling is noted

Case Discussion

Case of Osgood-Schlatter disease

  • it is an overuse injury that occurs in the knee area of growing adolescents.
  • the quadriceps muscle attaches to the shin bone below the knee cap (patella) via the thick patella tendon. The point of attachment of the patella tendon to the shin bone is the bony bump (tibial tuberosity) just below the knee.
  • stress induced inflammation and micro-fractures in the tibial tuberosity.
  • young boys who participate in certain sports, including soccer, gymnastics, basketball, and distance running, are most at risk for this disease.


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Case information

rID: 28731
Published: 10th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: shetty
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