CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Joints 2017; 05(03): 191-194
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1605384
Technical Note
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Successful Treatment of Osgood–Schlatter Disease with Autologous-Conditioned Plasma in Two Patients

Dirk-Jonas Danneberg1
  • 1Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Darmstadt, Germany
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Publication Date:
24 August 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Osgood–Schlatter Disease (OSD) is a painful, growth-related overuse condition of the tibial tuberosity, leading to inflammation of the patellar ligament at the tibial tuberosity. It primarily affects young adolescents, athletic population, and usually, resolves with age or skeletal maturity. Therapy is usually conservative, with surgery indicated in a minority of cases. For patients with treatment-resistant or refractory OSD, an alternative is the application of autologous platelet concentrate. Here, we describe two cases in which autologous-conditioned plasma therapy was used to treat OSD, and present the treatment protocol developed in our clinic.

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