Osgood-Schlatter Disease or “Jumper’s Knee” is a common overuse injury in adolescence. It occurs when the tendon below the kneecap (patellar tendon) is inflamed at the point where it attaches to the shin bone (tibia.) The piece of bone that the tendon attaches to has a growth plate and can become stress fractured and even displaced in severe cases.

Osgood-Schlatter Disease or “Jumper’s Knee” is a common overuse injury in adolescence. It occurs when the tendon below the kneecap (patellar tendon) is inflamed at the point where it attaches to the shin bone (tibia.) The piece of bone that the tendon attaches to has a growth plate and can become stress fractured and even displaced in severe cases.

Osgood-Schlatter disease is caused when the patellar tendon is placed under stress from repeated landing and jumping or poor knee alignment.

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