Osgood-Schlatter disease

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[edit] Discussion of Osgood-Schlatter disease

  • Osgood-Schlatter disease is a chronic avulsion injury of the tibial tubercle.
  • Thought to result from repetitive microtrauma and traction on the tibial tubercle
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease is typically seen in active adolescents, particularly those who participate in sports that require jumping, squatting, and kicking.
  • Can be bilateral in up to 50% of patients.
  • Boys tend to be affected more often than girls.
  • Patients present with localized pain, swelling, and tenderness.
  • Diagnosis is most often made clinically.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Osgood-Schlatter disease

  • Radiographs shows fragmentation of the tibial tubercle, although this finding alone may represent a normal ossification center.
  • MR imaging findings include
    • Soft-tissue swelling anterior to the tibial tuberosity
    • Loss of the sharp inferior angle of the infrapatellar fat pad and surrounding soft tissues
    • Thickening and edema of the inferior patellar tendon
    • Infrapatellar bursitis

[edit] Images

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[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

Goldminer: Osgood-Schlatter

[edit] References for Osgood-Schlatter disease