Osgood schlatter disease is one of the important causes of anterior knee pain. Restriction of sports activities is still a frequently applied method in treatment. The purpose of this study is to examine the possibility for OGS athletes to continue doing sports without restricting their physical activities.
We conducted a prospective study on 65 athletes who admitted to our setting between November and March 2017. Sixty knees in 60 athletes included in the study. Sports were forbidden for 23 of the athletes due to OGS in the outer center. The Cincinnati survey was completed in the first examinations of the athletes. 6 weeks exercise program was applied. Cincinnati was again filled at the control examinations, and an isokinetic test with Cybex (CSMI Humac Norm, USA) dynamometer. Knee muscle strength was measured in 60-180 degrees/second. Peak torque (PT) Total work (TW), Peak torque/body weight (PT/BW) and the agonist/antagonist (AG/AN) ratio were recorded.
There was also no statistically significant difference between the two groups. Survey results of those who quit and those who continued. At 60°, we found statistically significant lower PTE (p <0.03) and PTF (p <0.01) values at those who quit sports than those who continued doing sports. However, we could not obtain a significant difference in the measured values of PT/BW E and PT/BW F.
Athletes with knee OGS are away from sporting events and do not want to do sports. The athletes can continue doing sports without giving up sports and without even pausing the trainings.
Keywords: Osgood Schlatter, Athlete, Cincinnati, Isokinetic Test