Overuse problems of the knee :
Osgood Schlatter's Disease - - Posted by Michelle_Grabert (Michelle_Gr), 8 March 2003
I have Osgood-Schlatter's Disease in both of my knees and I know that the bump is supposed to be there but I was wondering, because I heard someone call it something before, what is the bump called? And I know that the bump is caused by something separating, does anyone know what?
Posted by windbarb (windbarb), 9 March 2003
The bump is called the tibial tubercle. Everyone has one, but most people's aren't as prominent. When you have OSD, your patellar tendon pulls on the tibial tubercle, bone grows up underneath it, and the bump "ossifies", or hardens, and becomes permanent. The tibial tubercle actually separates from the rest of the tibia.
Besides www.kneeguru.co.uk (of course!), another place to look for info is:
Hope this helps!
Posted by Michelle_Grabert (Michelle_Gr), 10 March 2003
I checked out both of the sites but they basically told me what I already know.
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