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Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common condition in children often referred to as growing pains of the knees. Osgood-Schlatter disease is the result of rapid growth and pulling of the tendons on the growth plate of the knee in adolescents.Do knees hurt during growth?
Knee and muscle pain in teenage boys can occur during a growth spurt; warming-up and cooling down properly during exercise can minimize the problem. Good exercise habits include a proper warm-up. The knee joint is especially important to warm up and loosen up to prevent rotational stress on the ligaments from causing pain and injury.What is a broken growth plate?
A growth plate fracture is a break in the growth plate of a child or teen. They happen most often in the bones of the fingers, forearm, and lower leg.What are growth plates in the knee?
Anatomy. Children have growth plates called apophyses where muscles and tendons attach. The patellar tendon of the knee connects the knee cap quadriceps (thigh) muscles to the shin bone at the tibial tubercle (bump below the knee). This growth plate is attached to the shin bone by cartilage and is subject to stress from overuse when...