A New, Safe & Effective Treatment
Until now the accepted treatment for Osgood-Schlatter Disease was
abbreviated as "RICE". This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and
Elevation. Unfortunately, many times it has proven inadequate.
The following link
will take you to some of the original case histories during the early
development of Oscon.
| Who is
most likely to be a victim of Osgood-Schlatter Disease?
Osgood-Schlatter disease is probably the most frequent cause
of knee pain in children. The condition occurs most commonly
in children between the ages of 9 and 16 years but it can
occur in younger children. Both boys and girls are equally
vulnerable to its debilitating effects. Osgood-Schlatter disease
is always characterized by activity-related pain that occurs
a few inches below the knee-cap, or patella, on the front of
the knee. The child will have swelling in the area, and tenderness
to touch. Sports requiring lots of running, jumping, kneeling,
and squatting are particularly associated. Many children first
signal the start of the problem by rubbing the top of their "shinbones" with
their hands, or even ice cubes, at practice sessions. The three
main factors that contribute to Osgood-Schlatter are:
1. Between 9 and 16 years old.
2. Involved in youth sports.
3. In a "growth spurt".