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Osgood-Schlatter's disease

noun Os·good-Schlat·ter's disease \ ˈäz-ˌgu̇d-ˈshlät-ərz- \

medical Definition of Osgood-Schlatter's disease

:an osteochondritis of the tuberosity of the tibia that occurs especially among adolescent males

Biographical Note for osgood-schlatter's disease

  • Schlatter, Carl (1864–1934), Swiss surgeon. A professor of surgery at Zurich, Schlatter is best known for performing the first successful total gastrectomy in 1897. He published, also in 1903, an independent description of the same disease described by Osgood. The disease is now known as Osgood-Schlatter's disease.

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