Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3100
CALZADO CALDERON, Ragnar; PEREZ HERNANDEZ, Luis Miguel; FORTUN PLANAS, Primitivo e CHAO CARRASCO, Lina. Surgical treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease in athletes. Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 2002, vol.16, n.1-2, pp. 28-32. ISSN 1561-3100.
30 athletes with Osgood-Schlatter disease that received conservative treatment during a period of no less than 3 months for continuing with painful symptoms were evaluated. It was decided to apply a surgical treatment consisting in multiple perforations, scarifications, and exeresis of the free fragment of the anterior tuberosity of the tibia. The best results were obtained with the treatment of scarifications and the combination of multiple perforations with exeresis of the free fragment. The complications were minimum and they had nothing to do with the techniques used.
Palavras-chave : OSTEOCHONDRITIS [surgery]; ATHLETIC INJURIES; TIBIA [surgery]; RETROSPECTIVE STUDIES.