Osgood-Schlatter Disease (cont.)

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What is the treatment and outlook for Osgood-Schlatter disease?

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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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"Osgood-Schlatter disease (tibial tuberosity avulsion)" uptodate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/18/2013

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