Juvenile traction osteochondritis is an overuse syndrome where jumping activities in a young person causes excessive pulling of the patellar tendon on the tibial tubercle.

juvenile traction apophysitis


The tibial tuberosity is tugged during jumping. In youngsters there is a growth centre there which closes in adults.


Osgood Schlatter's disorder

Juvenile traction osteochondritis is the same condition as Osgood Schlatter's disorder. This is a painful condition of the bump on the shin where the patellar tendon attaches. It may cause severe disabling pain in juvenile athletes who engage in jumping sports.

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Osgood Schlatter's Disorder
Osgood Schlatter's disease

Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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