Osgood Schlatter

Jumper’s Knee (Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease)

Overview

Osgood-Schlatter Disease or “Jumper’s Knee” is a common overuse injury in adolescence. It occurs when the tendon below the kneecap (patellar tendon) is inflamed at the point where it attaches to the shin bone (tibia.) The piece of bone that the tendon attaches to has a growth plate and can become stress fractured and even displaced in severe cases.

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