Osgood-Schlatter Disease Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: James R Gregory, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

How does Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) develop?

What causes Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What are the risk factors for Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is the prevalence of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What are the sexual predilections of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is the prognosis of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is included in patient education about Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

Presentation

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

Which physical findings are characteristic of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is included in the physical exam for Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

Workup

How is Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) diagnosed?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is the role of radiographs in the diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the evaluation of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is the role of bone scanning in the evaluation of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is the role of CT scanning and MRI in the diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is the role of lab studies in the diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

Treatment

What are the AAOS and AAFP recommendations for the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

How is Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) treated?

What is the role of physical therapy in the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is included in the acute phase of physical therapy for Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What is included in the recovery phase of physical therapy for Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

How can short-arc quadriceps exercises for Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) be performed?

How can wall slides for Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) be performed?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What are indications for surgery in Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What are contraindications to surgery in patients with Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

What are the possible complications of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD)?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs are used in the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter Disease?