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Osgood-Schlatter, Sever’s Apophysitis

Children’s skeletal growth occurs at the growth plate or apophysis.Typically, the apophysis remains “open” and growth continues for girls until age 13-15 and boys 16-18. For a year or 2 before growth plate “closure” that child will experience maximal growth velocity. 2 large tendons–the patellar tendon in the knee and the Achilles tendon in the heel–insert into the growth plates of the respective bones below that joint (tibia for knee and calcaneus for heel).

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