The Young Athlete's Curse
What is Osgood-Schlatter?
It occurs when the patella tendon pulls on the tibia while running, jumping, and playing sports.
- knee pain
- swelling below the knees
- bump under the kneecap
- pain after exercise
- visible with an x-ray test
- Dr. checks for swelling, pain, and redness
- Dr. will also check for range of motion in the knee
It affects the Muscular System because this system allows your muscles to move your skeleton. When you have Osgood-Schlatter's and your joints are stiff from running or doing some sort of activity, it is harder for the Muscular System to work.
- more common in boys
- ages 13 to 14
- 11 to 12 for girls
- there is no cure
- wearing a knee brace will help the pain
- treat the symptoms
- limit activities
- Ogood-Schlatter goes away in 12-24 months after bones are done growing
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