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#1 of 19 Old 12-08-2010, 08:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Any chance that it's Osgood Schlatter syndrome?  Basically, there is a disruption of the tibial growth plate causing the tibia to protrude below the knee after a period of rapid growth.  It's relatively common in older children, especially active children.  In fact, my husband had it when he was younger.  Your son seems a little young, but Osgood Schlatter was my first thought when I read your post.


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I second the pp...I had Osgood Schlatters when I was young, about 9 or so. So 7 doesn't seem too young. Might be a good idea to get the Orthopedic Surgeon's opinion before too long. When you press on the lump does it move, or does it seem stuck in place? 


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im not sure what it could be, just wanted to offer hugs, have you heard anything yet?

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Thank you.

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I hope it's benign! It seems like if they were really worried, they would do it in sooner than 2 weeks so hopefully that's a good sign. But it sure is hard to wait.

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I had the same thing as a child on both knees (below) and still do, just less painful and less pronounced.  I'm 20yo.  I'm curious to hear about the results.  Good luck!


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Did you ever have any xrays?

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Great news!! Hopefully you can relax and enjoy the holidays now.

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FANTASTIC update! joy.gif

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Yay! I'm sure the cast is a pain but it will be off soon.

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