Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition characterized by a painful inflammation (bony knob or spur) located under your kneecap (patella). The cause of Osgood Schlatters is irritation on your growth plate (tibial tuberosity), where your patellar tendon attaches to your shinbone.
Common in adolescents during growth spurts, Osgood-Schlatter disease can affect adults if not properly assessed and treated.
Features of Osgood-Schlatter disease in an adult patient.
In the years after recovery, about 60% of adults who once experienced Osgood- Schlatter disease have some pain with kneeling.
J Knee Surg. Jun;23(2) Results of surgical treatment of unresolved Osgood-Schlatter disease in adults. El-Husseini TF(1), Abdelgawad AA.