AssessmentsOsgood-Schlatter disease (traction apophysitis)
Osgood-Schlatter disease (traction apophysitis)
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A 14-year old boy comes to your office with complaints of gradual onset of pain just below his right kneecap over the past month. He has just started playing basketball for the junior varsity team at his school and he is very excited for the season to begin. Unfortunately, the pain in his knee is exacerbated by all the jumping he has to do during practice. He feels the same type of pain when he is going up and down the stairs. He denies any preceding injury to the knee. Physical examination shows full range of motion of his knee, but the pain is reproducible when he extends his knee against resistance. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
Content Reviewers:Rishi Desai, MD, MPH
It’s named after two orthopedic surgeons; the American Robert Osgood, and the Swiss Carl Schlatter.