Published May 9, 2005
Osgood-Schlatter Disease - Has anyone had any experience dealing with this? Is this a common enough pediatric condition to be mentioned in a lecture for RN students on pediatric musculoskeletal conditions??? Thanks for any insight you can offer me :)
NurseyBaby'05, BSN, RN
I haven't dealt with it as a nurse, just a layperson. My younger brother-in-law had it. He played competitive sports since he could talk. I think it should be mentioned in lecture on a FYI basis for two reasons: Sports are becoming much more competitive and less recreational than they were years ago. Two, they are also becoming more competitive at a younger age when kids are still growing. I would not be surprised it this type of injury will become more common. Just my , of course.
Hope it helps.
I definately think it is appropriate to include it in a lecture for nursing students. When I did peds rotation 15 (ouch) years ago it was touched on briefly probably because most of our clinicals were done in peds ortho.
I can't begin to count the number of girls I encountered with it in 7 years of coaching softball.
As a nurse I have only seen it 2-3 times, allwhile working in a pediatricians office and all in non-athletes.
kessadawn, BSN, RN
I had it in jr high, hrt like h*** too. My Mom had worked in a pediatrician's office for years by that time, and she'd never heard of it til then, so I'm not sure if it's rare or not...that was an awful long time ago...
I work in a peds hospital myself and have only heard about it once, but it was not the reason the kids was admitted.
VickyRN, MSN, DNP, RN
Thanks for the insight :) This is invaluable. I think I will include this subject in my lecture.
KRVRN, BSN, RN
I had it too. Hurt.
madwife2002, BSN, RN
Never heard of it until I took my NCLEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guessed and I passed but I dont think it was because I got that question right :chuckle
Yeah, I remember the pain of this!!!! It used to be mis-diagnosed alot as growing pains. I was told to exercise regularly and keep my knees moving..... nearly ended up in a cast!:rotfl:
I had it in jr high, hrt like h*** too. My Mom had worked in a pediatrician's office for years by that time, and she'd never heard of it til then, so I'm not sure if it's rare or not...that was an awful long time ago... I work in a peds hospital myself and have only heard about it once, but it was not the reason the kids was admitted.
My hubby had to have knee surgery for O-S in his early 20's the orthopedic assured him it IS a common condition that teens can experience, and it will usually resolve on its own. Hubby was an odd case that required bilateral knee surgery. (Not surprising that he would be the ODD case) LOL
It was mentioned in my peds lecture and popped up on some of the exams.
I have seen it a few times in peds er. The thing is mentioning everything in lecture that a kid could get would mean I would never finish nursing school. Sometimes people just have to look things up. That is why internet access is so important in any hospital.IMHO
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