Diseases of the joints and spine

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease - a dystrophic lesions of the head of the tibia.Most often this disease occurs in boys between the ages of ten and eighteen years, often develops without apparent cause (in some cases it is possible to trace the connection with bruises and injuries).This pathology is most often develops on one foot, although there are times that on both.
The risk Osgood-Schlatter disease may include children who are engaged in such active sports as acrobatics, hockey, football, wrestling and weightlifting


- Swelling of soft tissues
- Pain in the lower part of the knee
- Pain in the knee when squatting, pressing and walking
- pain in the knee during exercise
- Pain persist even at rest
Though many doctors and say that Osgood-Schlatter disease can independently go after a certain period of time, but practice showsquite the opposite (with rare exceptions).Because if the child complains of persistent pain in the knee joint, or he had a slight s

welling of the knee - you must seek immediate medical attention

Diagnosis Osgood-Schlatter disease is carried out in two ways: by using radioisotope scanning and X-ray study


-Ensuring the best possible rest the affected limb (possibly imposition of gypsum cuff)
- maximum reduction of physical activity
- Physiotherapy and massage
- Adoption of paraffin and mud baths
- physiotherapy (electrophoresis turn: calcium - procaine)
- Spa treatment
Surgical treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease is rarely used and is fixing to the tuberosity of the tibia bone graft.

course of the disease long enough: from six months to six years and (rarely).The forecast is quite favorable, but in some cases, retained residual deformation (bumps under the knee joint) and can be traced rheumatic reaction to the sharp change in the weather.

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