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I suffer from osgood .. i want to ask if osgood inhibits height … I am 14 years old

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Hi Rajab,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Osgood-Schlatter disease is defined as inflammation of the tibial tubercle, which is the area just below the knee where the tendons from the knee attach to the tibia (shin bone). This inflammation is generally the result of excessive and repetitive traction of the tibial tubercle, which is due to active movement that causes the quadriceps muscles in the patellar tendon to push against the tibial tubercle. Osgood-Schlatter disease often affects those who are still in their infancy, between the ages of 10 and 19, especially those who are physically active.


Symptoms that arise due to Osgood-Schlatter disease can be observed from pain and swelling that are dominant in the tibial tubercle. These complaints can be aggravating for example when you swim, jump, or do other sports. The diagnosis of this disease can be confirmed through direct physical examination by a doctor or assisted by radiological examinations, such as X-rays or CT scans.


Osgood-Schlatter disease alone should not have a direct impact on height growth. However, it is highly probable that the injury mechanism that causes this disease can also cause injury and damage to the epiphyseal plate (growth plate) which is located nearby. The epiphyseal plate itself is part of a long bone (including the tibia) where new bone cells are produced and deposited. Having not closed these plates allows a person to continue to increase in height when balanced with the right lifestyle. Injuries to these plates can clearly disrupt height growth.


You can have your condition checked directly to a doctor who specializes in orthopedic surgery. Osgood-Schlatter disease can generally be cured by administering several types of drugs coupled with proper physical exercise. Your doctor may also refer you to a medical rehabilitation specialist for physiotherapy related to your condition.


Hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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