Treatment advice for Osgood-Schlatter...

…is mostly based on expert opinions

  • Evidence on treatment of Osgood-Schlatter is lacking
  • Reducing physical activity most common approach
  • Stretching, exercise and compression with tape or patella brace possibly also effective

There is no solid scientific evidence for the treatment of adolescents with growth pain below their patella: almost all treatment advice for adolescents with Osgood-Schlatter is based on expert opinions. This is concluded by German researchers, who performed a literature review identifying more reviews (15) than original studies (13) on this topic.


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