Osgood-Schlatter Disease (cont.)
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- Osgood-Schlatter disease facts
- What is Osgood-Schlatter disease?
- What are symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease?
- How is Osgood-Schlatter disease diagnosed?
- What is the treatment and outlook for Osgood-Schlatter disease?
- Find a local Orthopedic Surgeon in your town
What is the treatment and outlook for Osgood-Schlatter disease?
Patients with Osgood-Schlatter disease can be helped by antiinflammation and pain-relieving medications, ice, activity modification, and rest. Osgood-Schlatter disease typically goes away over time (months to years after the normal bone growth stops). Some adults who have had Osgood-Schlatter disease are left with "knobby" appearance to the front of the knee. In rare cases, if a bone fragment in this area continues to cause pain in adulthood, it may require surgery to remove.
Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
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