An Update on Osgood Schlatter’s Disease Management

In 1903, Robert B. Osgood  in the USA and Carl B.Schlatter in Switzerland, in a moment of happy coincidence, described a locally painful alteration of the tibial tuberosity apophysis (TT) due to acute or chronic overload in adolescent sports at roughly the same moment. As was common in those days, especially in the world of…

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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2 responses to “An Update on Osgood Schlatter’s Disease Management”

  1. Many podiatrists will “if in doubt prescribe a custom orthoses”…I wonder if this would actually reduce the pressure vector to the TT?
    Also I wonder if manual therapy like soft tissue trigger point therapy +or- vibration therapy and dry needling would reduce this pressure vector and to throw in another wild opinion maybe hold off on aggressive stretching programs encase it increases the pressure vector…just an opinion though.

    I would love to see a study on using Whole Body Vibration as it seems to have some effect on bone density in patients with osteoporosis and may assist with flexibility without aggressive stretching. I spend my whole day wondering…LOL

    • Good comments Colin.. I have had similar musings! I think there is probably an argument here for specific taping.. but the big question is… where?

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