Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Osgood-Schlatter Disease is actually a type of overuse injury and not a disease. It affects the knees of growing children and adolescents who play sports that involve running or jumping. The main symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter Disease are pain and swelling. The vast majority of youth with Osgood-Schlatter Disease are treated successfully with non-surgical methods, and the condition rarely causes permanent orthopedic problems.
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