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Friday, November 18, 2011

Pain below the Knee Joint over a Prominence (Osgood-Schlatters Disease) on Tibia

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 9:32 PM Comments


Frequently, adolescent males present with pain below the knee joint over a prominence on the main bone of leg, the tibia. Some parents become apprehensive about it. 
 
The prominence over the tibia is called tibial tuberosity, where the main ligament, the patellar ligament that of the major thigh muscle of thigh called quadriceps femoris is attached. The part is usually prominent a little than the adjacent area, but sometimes it becomes more prominent, painful while walking and painful to applied pressure.
This a form of traction epiphysitis named as Osgood-Schlatters disease. Some rest to the part and simple analgesics usually resolve it.
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