By Jackie DeAngelis
What Is Osgood-Schlatters?
The Body Systems Involved...
How The Body System Works Normally And Differently With This Disease
Differently: The tendon from the kneecap ( patella ) is red, swollen during physical activity and that's whats causes this disease (inflammation).
Note: The role of the tendon is that it attaches the bottom of the kneecap to the top of the shinbone.
- Kids who play sports get this 20% more often then kids who don't
- This disease can also run in the family; if a child has it it is 30% more likely that the sibling will to
- Both girls and boys affected
- Boys are affected between ages 13-15
- Girls are affected between ages 10-11
How Does This Condition Arise?
This condition can arise from growing to fast. It can also arise from repetitive movement.
How Is This Condition Diagnosed?
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of This Disease?
What Can You Do To Treat This Disease?
Watch This Video To Learn More About Osgood-Schlatters
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"Osgood-Schlatter Disease." Osgood-Schlatter Lesion of the Knee. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013.
"Osgood-Schlatter (OS) Disease." Osgood-Schlatter (OS) Disease. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013.
Bibliography For Pictures
"Osgood Schlatters: Managing Youth Patella Pain." Mike Ryan Fitness RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.
"Osgood-Schlatter Disease Exercises." Summit Medical Group -. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.
"TeensHealth." Osgood-Schlatter Disease. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.