Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Osgood Schlatter Disease Underlying Cause

The exact cause of Osgood Schlatter disease is not known. However, the inflammation seems to be related to intense physical activity. The tibial tubercle is a bony prominence located on the front of the tibia. The muscles of the thigh pull on a tendon that attaches to the tibial tubercle. Strenuous use of the thigh muscles seems to cause the inflammation.

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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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