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RICE & MICE: Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is one of the common causes of knee pain in children and adolescents. Calling it a disease definitely makes it sound much more serious and dangerous than it is. Disease is actually a misnomer, because it’s an overuse injury that causes painful lumps on the front of the knee at the top of the tibia, the bigger bone in the lower leg. The patellar tendon attaches to the tibia at the tibial tubercle OSD occurs when there is too much traction stress on the attachment of the patellar tendon during a growth spurt in young boys and …