Osgood Schlatter’s Disease

Osgood Schlatter’s disease is a relatively common juvenile condition in which a fragment of bone from the tibia (shin bone) is pulled away by the quadriceps. This condition most often affects active 10-15 years olds. Symptoms include a tender swelling just below the knee cap (the tibial tubercle). Once the condition has run its course, […]

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The Two Types of Scoliosis

Scoliosis is one of those words that either you’ve never heard of or you would dread to be diagnosed with. I wouldn’t call it a complete diagnosis in itself, but more of a finding that needs to be taken into account. If it’s insignificant enough to go undetected through childhood, then it’s likely that it’s […]

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Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis is a misleading term for this condition as it implies inflammation- evidence of which has yet to be proven. What really happens is that that a part of cartilage and bone separates from the rest of its bone to a varying degree. This most commonly affects the knee, but the elbow and ankle may […]

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