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Osgood Schlatter’sOsgood Schlatter’s is an inflammation of the area below the knee which is known as thepatella ligament. This is where the tendons of the patella attach itself to the tibia. It is a diseasethat affects the adolescents and young children who are experiencing growth. The muscles,tendons, bones and other various structures of these adolescents experience rapid change. Itoccurs in children who are engaged in sports such as basketball, soccer, and ballet. These sportsinvolve jumping, a sudden change in movement and running. This condition mostly heals itselfas soon as the children’s bones and body tissues stop growing.Fig 1: Image of the knee anatomyCauses of the Osgood Schlatter’s1.Age- the Osgood Schlatter’s affects children of both sexes. Commonly the malechild is affected between the age of 12 to 14 and the female child from the age of10 to 13. In rare cases, Osgood Schlatter’s can occur in adults. This only happens

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