Osgood-Schlatter Disease

  • Etiology: chronic stress of patellar tendon
  • Imaging: early see soft tissue swelling + infiltration of Hoffa’s fat pad, later see fragmentation of tibial tuberosity
  • MRI: soft tissue swelling anterior to tibial tubercle, thickening + edema of distal patellar tendon
  • Clinical: pain at tibial tuberosity is how diagnosis is made, seen in 10-15 year old male

Radiology Cases of Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Radiograph of Osgood-Schlatter disease
Lateral radiograph of the knee shows fragmentation of the tibial tubercle and obscuration of the infrapatellar fat pad.