Osgood Schlatter Disease In Adults

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Definition

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a painful swelling of the bump on the upper part of the shinbone, just below the knee. This bump is called the anterior tibial tubercle.


Alternative Names

Osteochondrosis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Osgood-Schlatter disease is thought to be caused by small injuries due to repeated overuse before the area has finished growing.

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