Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Osgood Schlatter Disease x-ray showing fragmention of the tibial tuberosity in a more severe case

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

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Introduction Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD) is a painful condition in which there is injury to the tibial tuberosity where it joins with the patellar tendon. It is commonly found in…

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Osteochondroma

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Introduction Osteochondromas are benign tumours of bone and cartilage. They frequently grow outwards from bone near the growth plate (metaphysis) and can be palpated. They most commonly occur on the…

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Osteomalacia and Rickets

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Introduction These are essentially the same disorder. In children, the disease is rickets but after fusion of the epiphyseal plates it is known as osteomalacia. The most common cause is…

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Osteosarcoma

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Introduction Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant primary bone tumour, although they are still very rare. It frequently occurs in late childhood and tends to arise in the metaphyses of…

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Other Childhood Infections

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General Info Neonatal immunity The mother starts providing IgG to the baby at around 20 weeks gestation Levels increase dramatically until birth, where they peak After birth the maternal IgG…

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Overview of Child Development

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Introduction This article contains a bit of background info about normal child development. For info on milestones, please see: Gross Motor milestones Fine motor and visual milestones Social, Emotional and…

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