OSGOOD - SCHLATTER DISEASE - A COMMON PROBLEM IN YOUNG ATHLETES

Georgieva D, Poposka A, Dzoleva-Tolevska R, Maneva-Kuzevska K, Georgiev A, Vuјica Zivkovic

Osgood Schlatter disease (OSD) is a disorder of enchondral ossification, and should be differentiated from heterotopic ossification in the patellar ligament. This disease is a very common cause of the knee pain in children between the ages of 8 and 15 years old. The aim is to present the Osgood Schlatter disease and treatment of sports adolescents. The study included 135 patients , all initially treated by various conservative modalities, was carried out. Exactly 124 patients became thus symptom-free and regained normal function.11 of the 135 treated patients returned several years later complaining persistent sweeling, discomfort in this area of the tibial tuberosity, and minimized the participation in sportive activities. The symptoms and functional impairment arising in the former condition require treatment. In these retrospective study, 43 patients were followed with cardiac examinations like ECG and echocardiography. In conclusion we can say that conservative therapy is the best choice for treatment of Osgood Schlatter disease.

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