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Osgood-Schlatter disease in Child
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Also known as juvenile osteochondrosis of tibial tubercle. A disorder involving inflammation, pain, and swelling of the tibial tuberosity. Most common in early adolescents active in sports that entail running, cutting / pivoting, and jumping. The result of repeated, small injuries to a developing knee. Typically occurs soon after a growth spurt. Affected patients may present with knee pain and swelling over a bump on the tibial tubercle. May cause a limp. Worsens with exercise and improves with rest.

Treatment is symptomatic. Most cases will resolve spontaneously as the patient enters adulthood.


M92.40 – Juvenile osteochondrosis of patella, unspecified knee

72047008 – Juvenile osteochondrosis of tibial tubercle

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Osgood-Schlatter disease : Knee pain, Pain exacerbated by exercise
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Sag intermediate weighted fat saturated MRI sequence demonstrates bone marrow edema in the region of the fragmented tibial tubercle, with adjacent patellar tendonosis, and deep infrapatellar bursitis. These findings are compatible with Osgood Schlatter disease.
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