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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.
Pages: 667-669  |  950 Views  14 Downloads
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
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences