Osgood-Schlatter & Sinding-Larsen-Johannson

  • In this episode: Both Osgood-Schlatter and Sinding-Larsen-Johannson disease present as anterior knee pain. These are both most common with athletic children. Osgood-Schlatter is significantly more common.

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Brief overview of the episode:

            Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) and Sinding-Larsen-Johannson disease (SLJD) both present as pain in the front of the knee, they are both most common in athletic children. This is the case because both are apophysitis. That is a pulling on the bone from a tendon due to traumatic or more commonly repetitive use.

            With Osgood-Schlatter it is far more common to see a physical bony change where the patella tendon attaches to the tibial. This site is called the tibial tubercle and it will become much more prominent in individuals who are experiencing pain associated with OSD of who have previously dealt with it.

            In cases of Sinding-Larsen-Johannson disease there is often no visible perceived bony change. It is however, apparent with an x-ray. SLJD is far less common than OSD and is therefore not as commonly discussed.

            One of the defining characteristics of individuals with either Osgood-Schlatter disease and Sinding-Larsen-Johannson disease is something called quad dominance.

Boys and girls are affected about the same.

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Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome: Episode 32

  • Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Pain behind or around the knee without any other specific intra-articular pathology.

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Live from Chicago, O’Hare airport. It’s been a pretty wild day. It has been a pretty wild day. We took a little bit of a trip. We are not in Denver anymore. Today we are probably going to talk about Patella Femoral Pain (PFPS). Maybe a little, and then we are going to review Kim’s Magic Pops, Brown Rice Chips, Smoked Paprika flavored. They actually survived the trip. Sort of survived.

This has been a good day so far. Got up early and caught a flight to Chicago. After it snowed a foot of snow, in Denver. Yeah or 1-3 inches, but whoever is counting. Yeah something like that. It was pretty impressive. Flight went out no problem, flew pretty quick. Got in to O’Hare. Picked up by friend of the show Dave. Shout out to Dave, thank you. Mr. Stokes we appreciate it very much.

Then we caught the Elmhurst verses Hope College lacrosse game. Which was a dozy. Yeah, it was a tale of three quarters and one quarter. Three quarters of pretty even play, then one quarter where Elmhurst just whooped us. Final score was 14-9. Second quarter was 8-2 in favor of Elmhurst. Captain of the Elmhurst team Quinn Stokes played a solid, solid defensive game. Yeah a great game from Quinn.

So now we are currently sitting at the airport waiting for our flight to Colorado, back to Denver. This is not our usual controlled, studio quality, recording here today. I actually kind of like. Yeah it is kinda nice, more relaxed.

Patella Femoral Pain! Pretty, pretty, pretty common. It is basically pain behind or around the kneecap that has no other definable pathology http://reboundclinic.com/knee-pain-physical-therapy-treatment/ . Tendinitis, bursitis, plica syndromes, Osgood Schlatter’s disease, Sinding Larsen’s disease, which is Osgood-schlatters but of the inferior-patellar pole instead of the tibial tuberosity. Which is a great fun, never seen diagnosis. That gets talked about all the time.

A lot of the patella femoral diagnosis’s are related to patella femoral tracking issues. Which we see a lot of in adolescents and kids. With the youth population you will see a lot of muscle imbalances. Patella femoral issues are more common in females. Almost 2:1.

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