Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) occurs when there’s an inflammation of the area just below the knee where the patellar tendon attaches to the tibia. It commonly occurs in adolescents during growth spurts, causing knee pain. Children who participate in sports or activities that involve a lot of running or jumping are at an increased risk of developing OSD.
Sean Tabaie, M.D., pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Children’s National Hospital, spoke to KinectMD about OSD symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Watch the interview below.