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Osgood Schlatter’s disease is a knee injury of adolescents caused by overuse. It is more properly a syndrome, rather than a disease, because there is no known genetic marker or specific etiology.
Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease (OSD) is a self-limiting condition because affected individuals are unable to continue with physical activities after injuring the oblong elevation on the top front of the tibia bone. Running, jumping and climbing stairs causes intense pain, and in most cases there is no indication of any preceding trauma to the knee.
Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease Treatment
Orthopedic intervention is rarely required. In most cases, treatment consists of complete avoidance of physical activity involving the knee for a period of 1-2 weeks, followed by a gradual resumption of physical activity over a period of 1 month. The syndrome may occur again within the next 1 to 2 years. After this time period, the skeleton has typically matured and fully healed.
When Further Treatment is Required
In some cases, more extended rest and recovery periods are required. Small percentages (10%) of patients continue to experience symptoms into adulthood. Cell-based and PRP therapy has been clinically shown to be beneficial treatments for Osgood-Schlatter’s disease.
Physicians can use proprietary cell therapy to successfully treat orthopedic issues such as degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis, OSD, bursitis, tennis elbow and many other joint conditions.
Please note that while the above conditions represent most of those that can be treated using either PRP injections or PRP injection in conjunction with cell-based injections, the specific method of treatment will be based on your age and health at the time of treatment, the severity of your condition and other factors. Learn if you are eligible for cell-based treatment.