Osgood Schlatter's Disease
Apophysitis of the tibial tubercle and the inferior pole of the patella that generally affects individuals that are skeletally immature. The condition is from the result of a retrograde ossification of the tibial tubercle which produces an apophysitis. It can lead to avascular necrosis. These individuals that are involved with sports requiring repetitive loading in knee flexion are especially susceptible (Dutton). Osgood-Schlatter is also commonly caused by activities that involve jumping and kneeling (Atanda). Nearly 50 percent of patients are involved in regular athletic activity (Atanda)
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