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Osgood-Schlatter disease


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(oz-guud shlat-er)

inflammation and swelling of the tibial tuberosity (see tibia), to which the tendon of the quadriceps muscle is attached just below the kneecap (see apophysitis). It occurs in adolescence as a result of excessive physical activity causing excessive pull of the tendon. [R. B. Osgood (1873–1956), US orthopaedist; C. Schlatter (1864–1934), Swiss surgeon]

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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