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Osgood Shlatter Surgery

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 3, 2008
  • 09:55 PM

Hey all,
I was just wondering if anyone had information concerning the procedure and after care relating to osgood shlatter syndrome/disease.

I have been suffering with the condition for 9 years, gave up all sports, had a number of physio therapy treatments and the hospital have now decided to operate.
I know the basics of the procedure but I am not too sure about the after care.

Spose I will know more when I actually go in for it.
But I am appreciative of any help.
Thanks very much,

Amy = ]

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  • I am 30 years old and have had OS symptoms since I was 10. I was diagnosed then and not given any specific instructions. My knees have been sensitive and painful since and became dramatically worse about three years ago, probably because the calcification had broken loose. I had surgery for OS (both knees) six months ago. The calcification was removed. I initially improved the first week or so after surgery, but after physical therapy "strengthing exercises" I got suddenly worse again. I am now in greater pain than I was before surgery. My Dr. doesn't have any answers even after an MRI. She has been trying a number of unhelpful things, pain relief patches, braces, iontophoresis, etc. Nothing helps. I wish there were more information available for those of us undergoing surgery for this condition. The only thing any of the articles say is, "Surgery is rarely necessary." I'd love to hear from others who've had this surgery.
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    • October 31, 2008
    • 09:07 PM
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  • I am 18. Had surgery about one year ago for Osgood on my left knee. The only reason I got surgery was because I was playing college soccer. The pain before surgery was to the point where I had to be exhausted to fall sleep because pain in my knee was so bad with bent knees and straight legged. I fell asleep with an ice bag on my knee every night. I couldn't sit in class with my knee bent in the chair. I got to college and the pain got bad again 6 months after surgery. The trainer at school just had me take IB Profin 3 times a day and I was doing stimulation, and electrical pain killers in my knee-- I don't know the name exactly. That was just masking some of the pain. I still hurt bad. The trainer just thought I was a baby I think. And I am not, I have dealt with pain in my left knee since the 4th grade, and about level 9 constant pain my junior and senior year of high school. And I like reading that people are in as much pain as me, because my trainer was under the impression that it stops after you're done growing, well mine is still painful. After one season of college soccer I quit and my knee pain has not changed at all. I asked my surgeon if his only advice was just to suck it up, because I feel like no one knows anything.Does anyone know any knee specialists? and osgood specialists? I'm so frustrated.
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  • I am 30 years old and have had OS symptoms since I was 10. I was diagnosed then and not given any specific instructions. My knees have been sensitive and painful since and became dramatically worse about three years ago, probably because the calcification had broken loose. I had surgery for OS (both knees) six months ago. The calcification was removed. I initially improved the first week or so after surgery, but after physical therapy "strengthing exercises" I got suddenly worse again. I am now in greater pain than I was before surgery. My Dr. doesn't have any answers even after an MRI. She has been trying a number of unhelpful things, pain relief patches, braces, iontophoresis, etc. Nothing helps. I wish there were more information available for those of us undergoing surgery for this condition. The only thing any of the articles say is, "Surgery is rarely necessary." I'd love to hear from others who've had this surgery.I've had OSD since 10 and the pain came and went but now the pain is so bad I can't even go up the stairs. Sleeping is a problem as well. I coach baseball and I'm super active so I do not want to give up my current lifestyle. I was told by my childhood Dr. that I should have the surgery to scrape away all the calcium deposits before I turned 40. I want to get the surgery done but hearing from your experience is making me apprehensive. The return of pain is scary! Did your Dr. tell you the pain may come back? What was the recup time? I don't want to be drugged up all the time. I want a permanent solution but maybe I have to live with the pain. Is there a "app" for this? Please share.
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