Episode 011 – Osgood Schlatter’s Disease. What if you don’t treat it?

In today’s episode I talk about Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease. I’ll let you know who is susceptible to getting it, what causes it and how to manage it. In my opinion, it is very easy to diagnose and doesn’t require diagnostic imaging unless the patient fails conservative treatment. Feel free to rate us and leave a review on iTunes. You can also catch us on our website at http://orthoevalpal.com/ ENJOY!

Epi- 011 Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease. What if you don’t treat it?


  1. Barbara on 02/03/2018 at 10:45 AM

    I am currently having intense pain in my left knee, and my right knee is starting to hurt too. I never knew anything about osgood schlatters, I have large, prominent bumps under both knees,which people always comment on, I remember always having pain and discomfort when I would kneel when I was younger. I find it very comfortable to kneel now and always avoid it. I am 32 and female, I was always active when I was younger but I didn’t play very intense sports. I have visited my doctor and I have knee effusion, the kneecap is too high and is turned inwards. The right knee too. For three weeks now I have very intense pain around the sides of the kneecap,at the top and under. Its inflamed and hot to touch. It is very difficult to use the stairs,I put ice on it and rest but by the end of each day the pain is so much worse and the pain spreads up the thigh and down the shin. I didnt have any type of injury. I can feel the creaking and popping in the joint, when I press down lightly on the kneecap I can feel it. Next week I will have an xray and an mri scan and I will have more visits but I’m curious to hear an opinion. Does this seem to be an injury due to untreated osgood schlatters? What would you suggest?

    • Paul Marquis on 03/05/2018 at 2:27 PM

      Hi Barbara,
      I think that at this stage it sounds more like kneecap issue. X-rays and MRI are definitely appropriate. You should also be seeing an orthopedic surgeon for an assessment.
      Best of luck!

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