Osgood-Schlatter’s syndrome is characterized by well localized tenderness of the tibial tuberosity (the bump on the leg just below the knee cap). Symptoms affect growing children and can be caused by running and jumping.
Virtually all cases of Osgood-Schlatter’s syndrome can be treated nonoperatively and once the growth plate closes symptoms subside. Options for treatment include cessationof the related activity, local treatment with ice massage and stretching , and strengthening exercises.
Players returning to his or her sport is dictated by the ability to perform their sport. Often they return tosport with mild recurrent symptoms. Again, this condition resolves itself once the growth plate in the maturing athlete closes.