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Pediatric Case 9 ED Management

Osgood-Schlatter's Disease

ED Management

The mainstays of treatment are limiting activity, NSAIDs and RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) therapy. Most symptoms resolve in 9-18 months or when the growth plate has ossified. Knee immobilizers should not be used.

Patients with OSD will likely continue to have symptoms until they stop growing, and they can often get symptoms in the contralateral knee.