Osgood-Schlatter disease

Case contributed by Samir Benoudina
Diagnosis almost certain


Knee pain and swelling, at the tibial tuberosity region, increased during and after sport.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

Irregularity and fragmentation of the tibial tuberosity. Adjacent soft tissue swelling.

Case Discussion

Features consistent with Osgood-Schlatter disease. It is a traction apophysitis occurring at the tibial tuberosity because of the pull of the quadriceps muscle group via the patella tendon. It is often seen during rapid growth (8-13 in girls and 12-15 In boys) and is more common in active teenagers.

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