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Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Types, Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What are the symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

The main symptoms indicating that a person is suffering from this disease are: 

  • Recurring pain in the knee or leg
  • Tenderness in the knees
  • Swelling right below the knee cap
  • Warmth, limping, constant discomfort to the individual

 What are the risk factors of Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

The main risk factors for this disease are:

  • Age: It is most common in children between the ages of 10-14. 
  • Gender: Boys are more susceptible to developing this condition than girls.
  • Sports: It is common in sports that involve running, jumping, etc. 
  • Flexibility: Greater flexibility of the quadriceps muscles can pull the kneecap’s tendons.

Symptoms, Risk Factors and Complications of Osgood-Schlatte

What are the complications of Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

Even though the complications of this disease are relatively uncommon, in cases that they do occur, they are observed as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Localized swelling
  • Bony bumps 
References: 
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease. Health Harvad  Available at:https://www.health.harvard.edu/a_to_z/osgood-schlatter-disease-a-to-z Accessed on June 8, 2020.
  • 2. Osgood-Schlatter Disease. Hopkins Medicine. Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/osgoodschlatter-disease Accessed on June 8, 2020.
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease. Mayo Clinic. Available at:https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osgood-schlatter-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20354864 Accessed on June 8 2020.
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease. Kids Health.Available at: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/osgood.html Accessed on June 8, 2020.
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