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    May 23, 2013 11:59 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to get people's opinions / experiences with Osgood-Schlatters.
    I've had it for about 4 years, the doctors say after 2 it should generally stop hurting and reduce in size...this is NOT the case, if anything, it is continually getting more and more profound and is generally causing major issues.

    I recently went to the doctors to talk about possible solutions as 'resting' is not what i want to hear as it hasnt worked in the past, the most my doctor could do was ask me to come back if the pain persists...it does and will.

    I know on rare occassions you can have surgery to file the callus bone down -- has anyone had this done / know anyone that does!?

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    May 23, 2013 5:45 PM GMT
    Had it as a kid, still have the deformed knees but they seem to work fine. Don't know if it will later lead to arthritis at that location or any other aging related issues with it.

    By the time I was your age it was no problem but my nephew is now about 17 and he's still dealing with it. Mine was super bad in my summer camp years, early teens. Got so bad at one point that I couldn't control my knee. I used to have to swing it up into bed. The counselors wouldn't send me to the doctors, thinking I was faking it. That was actually a little scary for me as I didn't know if I'd ever have control over my leg again.

    I had a cousin with it so bad that she was in braces for I think it was a few years but I don't recall precisely. Was a long time ago.

    Do your research. I have a habit of avoiding surgery. I refused it even when I ruptured discs and found alternative ways of healing. But if you absolutely require surgery, make sure you know what you're doing. The risks. The chances for good results. All that. I'm sure they can do a lot more for you now than when I was a kid but I'm not up on the literature.

    Mostly just wanted to tell you that as rough as it got back then, I've been pain free now for about 40 years. Hang in there.