Shockwave Conditions EMS Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter disease (OSD) presents as pain at the front side of the knee below the knee cap (patella) which is sometimes swelling and tender to the touch.

It is seen in growing children between 12-15years old and boys more than girls.

Activities such as running and jumping cause repetitive strain movements of the patella tendon on the tibial tuberosity. This increases in size at the attachment on the shin bone called the tibia.

Ultrasound can be useful to evaluate the extent of the bony growth of the tibial tuberocity. X-ray is recommended to exclude tibial apophyseal fracture, infection or tumor.