- More than half of adolescent patients diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease continued to experience knee pain at approximately 4 years after diagnosis.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE
Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is the most common cause of knee pain during adolescence. There is limited research concerning its long-term prognosis. The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to evaluate knee pain, function and physical activity levels in patients who were diagnosed with OSD between two and six years ago.
This study provides further evidence that OSD may not be a self-limiting condition of short duration.
In 2018, researchers contacted patients diagnosed with OSD between 2010 and 2016 at a single orthopaedic department. They were asked to complete several questionnaires regarding knee pain, knee function, health-related quality of life and physical activity.