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Osgood Schlatters Disease (Tibial Tuberosity Apophysitis)
Osgood Schlatters disease is an inflammatory condition which affects the insertion of the patella tendon into the tibia (shin bone).
It is a common condition in the athletic paediatric population (up to 20% of athletic children). It affects boys more commonly than girls. It can occur in both knees in approximately 25% of cases, but typically only 1 side is symptomatic at a time.
Symptoms are commonly worse during periods of rapid growth, and are activity related. The pain is rarely intense enough to limit day to day activities.
On examination there may be a tender lump at the front of the knee, and the knee may have reduced flexibility.
Normally it is diagnosed on clinical examination and X Rays