International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2018, Volume 4 Issue 1
Tendinosis as the underlying pathology of osgood-schlatter disease: imaging similarities and treatment implications
Author(s): Nicholas Kolodychuk
Abstract: Osgood-Schlatter disease is relatively common condition in adolescents. Classically, its pathophysiology is considered to be a traction apophysitis of the proximal tibial tubercle, which is caused from overuse. However, there is growing evidence that the underlying pathology of Osgood-Schlatter disease is tendinosis rather than apophysitis. Tendinosis is described as a degeneration of collagen following chronic overuse of a tendon. Examination of ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance imaging of tendinosis exhibits many similarities with the imaging of Osgood-Schlatter disease. Further research should be conducted in implicating tendinosis as the pathologic mechanism in Osgood-Schlatter disease. This paper provides a brief overview explaining the basis of tendinosis as the basic pathophysiology underlying Osgood-Schlatter disease and explores the related treatment implications.
How to cite this article:
Nicholas Kolodychuk. Tendinosis as the underlying pathology of osgood-schlatter disease: imaging similarities and treatment implications. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(1):667-669. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i1j.97