Osgood-Schlatter Disease - Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease?

Osgood-Schlatter disease is felt to be due, in part, to recurrent pulling tension on the kneecap tendon by the bulky muscles of the front of the thigh. The irritation of this pulling can cause local pain, inflammation, swelling, and in severe cases, an enlarged area of calcification of the tendon where it attaches to the tibia that is visible with an X-ray test.

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Comment from: DrGPS2016, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 06

I am a disabled veteran diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease at the age of 47. This started with testosterone injections when I was 42 and the growth in my right leg began shortly thereafter. I have always had low testosterone, but it had not been diagnosed until 2011. After testosterone replacement therapy was started, the symptoms began and have continued. A recent full body bone scan for a separate issue identified the area as still growing, which we already knew, but at least had some medical confirmation. No one in the VA seems to be aware of how to treat the condition as it is considered primarily for young boys. I am seeking advice on where I can get treatment for this since I am now in a knee brace due to ever-growing pain from the tendon being pulled, in addition the growth (now 2' long by 1/2' wide by 1/2' tall) pulling on the skin. I am not physically active and have been walking with a cane for years due to ankle problems with that leg for more than 15 years. Walking, driving, or any impact on the leg increases the pain around the knee.

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Comment from: LROBINSON, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

I was never formally diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease, aside from a softball coach telling me that's what was wrong with my knee because I had a huge lump below the knee cap. I just lived with it until I was 25 years old. The pain was so unbearable I couldn't work. I went to see my grandma's orthopedic surgeon. One view of an x-ray and an MRI for kicks and I was told part of the lump had broken and embedded in my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). A week and a half later, I had surgery to remove it and clean up scar tissue. I spent 3 days on crutches and 2 weeks recovery total and I was back at work pain free. Unfortunately, they did nothing for the rest of the lump, and now, I'm starting to have problems again.

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