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A condition that occurs at the tibial tuberosity where the patella tendon attaches to the growth plate. Osgood-Schlatter most commonly occurs in early adolescence.
The symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter are mild swelling and pain at the tibial tuberosity. An enlargement of the tibial tubercle.
Rest: The patient should rest the knee by decreasing or modifying aggravating activities (i.e. jumping/running).
Ice: Apply a cold compress, wrapped in a towel or in a Trainers Choice compression wrap, to the injured area for 15 minutes per hour, a minimum of 3 times/day (especially after any exercise).
Compression: Apply compression to the knee by wrapping with an elastic wrap, or applying a compression knee sleeve support. Avoid applying pressure directly over the knee cap.
Elevate: The knee should be placed in an elevated position to reduce swelling.
Athletic/Physiotherapy to aid healing and correct any muscle imbalances through stretching and strengthening
Brace/tape to minimize stresses through patellar tendon at its insertion.