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Mar 26, 2013

Osgood Schlatter's Disease

Osgood Schlatters is a common cause of anterior knee pain in adolescents, particularly those aged between 9 and 14 years and is more predominant in boys.

The quadriceps tendon inserts onto the top of the patella then continues down to its attachment on the front of the shin bone (tibia) via the tibial tuberosity.

Repeated contraction of the quadriceps tendon (which occurs with repetitive straightening of the knee) can begin to traction at this attachment on the shin bone. This causes irritation and softening of the tibial tuberosity.

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