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When does the tibial tuberosity become inflamed?

When does the tibial tuberosity become inflamed?

Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a condition in which the patellar tendon insertion on the tibial tuberosity becomes inflamed. It is a well-known condition in late childhood characterized by pain and a bony prominence over the tibial tuberosity.

What causes a microfracture of the tibial tubercle?

In general it is an alteration in the development of the tibial tuberosity due to repeated applications of tensile forces. Some physicians consider it to be microfractures of the tubercle. Simply put, it is a relative overuse phenomenon, in a susceptible knee, due to increase stress at the tibial tubercle.

How are tibial tuberosity fractures treated in children?

Tibial tuberosity fractures in children may occur as a result of contraction of the quadriceps, such as with a leaping motion. They will have pain and tenderness of the tibial tuberosity and possibly an effusion of the knee joint. ED treatment consists of placement in a knee immobilizer, use of crutches,…

How to diagnose a tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture?

Tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture 1 Pathology. Typically caused by injuries from sporting activities involving jumping, most commonly basketball. 2 Radiographic features. Recommended views include an AP and lateral knee radiograph. 3 Treatment and prognosis. All patients require a variable period of immobilization averaging 4 weeks.

Where is the patellar attachment to the tibial tuberosity?

Pain and swelling are the primary symptoms felt in the lower aspect of the knee, around the patellar attachment to the tibial tuberosity (Figure ​(Figure1)1) [7-8]. Open in a separate window Figure 1 Bony prominence over the tibial tuberosity in OSD

What kind of radiograph is used for knee tuberosity?

The most commonly used is the modified Ogden classification. Modified Ogden classification (modification of Watson-Jones classification): Recommended views include an AP and lateral knee radiograph. Optional views include an internal rotation view bringing the tibial tuberosity into profile or a contralateral knee radiograph for comparison.