Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Osgood Schlatter Disease Symptoms

Symptoms of Osgood Schlatter disease include:

  • Knee pain:
    • Pain is located in the front of the knee, just below the kneecap
    • Pain usually worsens while running, climbing, jumping, and kneeling
    • Pain is relieved by rest
    • Pain is relieved by straightening the knee
    • May cause knee pain (bilateral)
  • Knee stiffness
  • Knee tenderness:
    • Over the tibial tubercle, located in the front of the knee, just below the kneecap
  • Knee swelling:
    • Over the tibial tubercle, located in the front of the knee, just below the kneecap

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Osgood Schlatter Disease References
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