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im a 20 year old male in the us army I have had knee problems for a few years recently its got worse so the docter ordered a bone scan the bone scan reads as folloew ”there is a reletive increased activity at the anterior tibial tubercle of the left proximal tibia and to a lesser extent a similar pattern on the right side. patella appears normal. there is minimal increased activity at the distal end of the left and right femur.note is made on plain films of the left knee that there is a seperate bony body at the anterior tibial tubercle with minimal soft tissue thickining there is no evedence of joint effusion or loose body no bone spures are present.bone fragmentation at the anterior tibial tubercle of the left knee there is minimal soft tissue thickining pattern suggests with the aid of bone scan the likelihood of osgood- chlaughters disese primarily of the left knee and to a lesser extent of the right”what does this mean and is there and surgury that can help my situation im in the infantry and i causes problems to my jobthanks \chris

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  1. Hi, I am an 18 year old keen sportswoman who has had Osgood Schlatter’s disease on my right knee since I was 11. Despite periods of rest and frequent visits to the physio, I still suffer constant pain in my knee, and have a visable bump just below my knee. In addition I have a constant clicking to the knee joint every time I extend my leg(although the physio thinks this is a connected problem). If I compete in sport my knee swells up and I have also got a lower muscle mass on the right leg. I have seen many different doctors, physios and a knee specialist, but am yet to come close to regaining the strength in my knee I had previously. I have considered the idea of a knee brace, and even surgery, is surgery a possibility in my case? I would appreciate any help and comments, thanks , Katie Wilson

  2. >Chris,I am also hoping to find an answer about Osgood Schlatter’s. My 13yr. old son has just been diagnosed with this. I also had OS when I was in my early teens which was correctly diagnosed at that time. My question is this, what is the recommended treatment options currently? 20 years ago when I had OS, the doctor told me to sit out of sports for a year of 2, or I would need surgery. I sat out for 2 years and it healed with no more pain on the tender part below the knee. I have seen some people recommending ice and others heat. Which is correct? Should my son try football or just wait for a year or so?Chris, from what I have read on some of the OS sites (but I am not a Dr.), it sounds like you had this when you were a teenager and didn’t realize what it was. It sounds like you’re suffering the after effects of OS when it’s not treated. It may very well keep on bothering you unless there is a surgical procedure or some other way to improve your symptoms.Regards,Dean : bone fragmentation at the anterior tibial tubercle of the left knee there is minimal soft tissue thickining pattern suggests with the aid of bone scan the likelihood of osgood- chlaughters disese primarily of the left knee and to a lesser extent of the right”: what does this mean and is there and surgury that can help my situation im in the infantry and i causes problems to my job: : thanks : chris

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