What is Osgood Schlatter Disease?

One of the most common reasons for knee pain in adolescents is Osgood Schlatter Disease. It’s more of a condition than a disease. As teenagers go through growth spurts, physical activity can cause friction on their bones as they’re growing. Osgood Schatter’s occurs when the shin bone rubs against the kneecap.

Luckily, Osgood Schlatter’s syndrome usually does not persist in to adulthood. Pain usually goes away after a few weeks. Patients can wear a knee strap or knee brace for Osgood Schatter’s which may help pain from returning. Here are a few that we recommend:

  • Aircast Infrapatellar Band – Unique aircells provide compression on the patellar tendon and surrounding areas, to help prevent the friction that causes pain.
  • DonJoy Cross Strap – Super comfortable one-piece design makes it great for sports.
  • DonJoy Reaction Knee Brace – Helps stabilize the knee and corrects patella tracking issues from Osgood Schlatter’s to alleviate pain.