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The SPECIALIST'S OFFICE => Osgood Schlatter's Disorder => Topic started by: Michelle_Gr on March 09, 2003, 12:16:43 AM

Title: Osgood Schlatter's Disease
Post by: Michelle_Gr on March 09, 2003, 12:16:43 AM
Hi Everyone,
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?
   Thanks
                                          Michelle
Title: Re: OSGOOD-SCHLATTER'S DISEASE BUMP, PLEASE HELP!!
Post by: windbarb on March 10, 2003, 12:24:17 AM
Michelle,

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:
http://www.knee1.com/care/condition20.cfm/50
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=145&topcategory=Knee

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Barb :)
Title: Re: OSGOOD-SCHLATTER'S DISEASE BUMP, PLEASE HELP!!
Post by: Michelle_Gr on March 10, 2003, 02:30:08 AM
Thanks Barb,
I checked out both of the sites but they basically told me what I already know.
   Thanks though
                                       Michelle