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Vol. 13 - Num. 49

Clinical Reviews

Osgood-Schlatter disease: sports, adolescence and pain

Iván Carabaño Aguadoa, Lucía Llorente Otonesb

aSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
bDepartamento de Pediatría. Hospital de Fuenlabrada. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: I Carabaño. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Carabaño Aguado I, Llorente Otones L. Osgood-Schlatter disease: sports, adolescence and pain. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2011;13:93-7.

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Osgood-Schlatter’s disease is one of the most common causes of knee pain in older children and adolescent athletes. It is the result of the traction by the patellar tendon on the centre of ossification of the anterior tibial tuberosity. Radiographic changes include condensation, fragmentation, appearance of ossicles and soft tissue edema. The treatment may be initiated by primary care pediatricians, including analgesia, stretching, quadriceps strengthening and modification of the sport.


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