2019, Number 1
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Osgood-Schlatter disease affects the tibial anterior tuberosity. It causes pain and inflammation of the knee and gradual growth of this tuberosity. Radiological examinations showed the growth and detachment of the tibial anterior tuberosity.
Objective: To assess the radiological evolution of Osgood-Schlatter disease along with the clinical evolution since the appearance in a child.
Case report: An 11 year-old male patient came to Dr. Mario Catarino Rivas National Hospital due to moderate to intense pain and mild inflammation in his left knee, after his moderate physical activity for several weeks. X-rays (postero-anterior and lateral) of his left knee showed a slight avulsion of the tuberosity. Osgood-Schlatter was diagnosed. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and rest was prescribed. Currently, at 14, the patient has prominent tumor of both tuberosities, refering moderate pain when exercising and kneeling. X-rays (postero-anterior and lateral view) were performed on both knees in order to compare the evolution of the disease after three years of diagnosis. Greater avulsion of both tibial anterior tuberosities was observed. There were no modifications in the treatment, since he did not report worsening of symptoms.
Conclusions: The progress and severity of Osgood-Schlatter disease can be observed with a clinical and radiological diagnosis. This disease is benign and its management is mainly conservative.
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