The following are the most common symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease. Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. Symptoms may include:
These symptoms may seem like other health problems of the knee. See your child’s healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
The goal of treatment is to control your child’s knee pain and prevent the condition from worsening. Treatment may include:
Osgood-Schlatter disease often goes away over time. In rare cases, your child may need surgery.
Your child can develop Osgood-Schlatter disease again. To prevent that from happening, have your child:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider:
© 2015 The University of Chicago Medical Center. All rights reserved.
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637 | 773-702-1000
Appointments: Call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200