Does the tibial tuberosity have a growth plate?
The growth plate of the tibial tuberosity does not develop until several months after birth and is structurally different than most growth plates that are loaded primarily in compression. Histologically, it is particularly different from the juxtaposed proximal tibial growth plate.
Why is my tibial tubercle sticking out?
Osgood- Schlatter Disease is a condition that affects the cartilage around the top of the tibial bone when the patellar tendon (the lower end of your quadriceps muscle that goes over the front of the knee) repeatedly pulls on the tibial tubercle (the bump of bone sticking out at the top of your shin).
What is the bone sticking out below my knee?
The point of attachment of the patella tendon to the shin bone is the bony bump (tibial tuberosity) just below the knee.
Why is my tibial tuberosity so big?
A bump can form at the tibial tuberosity because the separated growth plates keep growing and expanding. The area between the bone fragments fills in with new tissue, either cartilage or bone. The new tissue causes the tibial tuberosity to become enlarged and painful.
How do you know if you have tibial tuberosity?
Anatomical terms of bone The tuberosity of the tibia or tibial tuberosity or tibial tubercle is an elevation on the proximal, anterior aspect of the tibia, just below where the anterior surfaces of the lateral and medial tibial condyles end.
At what age does the tibial tuberosity ossify?
The tibial tuberosity secondary ossification center first ossifies near its distal extent between 7 and 9 years of age, according to Ogden’s studies of tuberosity development.
What is the hard lump below my knee?
Baker’s cyst (popliteal cyst) A Baker’s cyst, also called as Popliteal cyst, is a fluid-filled mass that causes a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind the knee.
How do you get tibial tuberosity?
The tuberosity of the tibia or tibial tuberosity or tibial tubercle is an elevation on the proximal, anterior aspect of the tibia, just below where the anterior surfaces of the lateral and medial tibial condyles end.
Can you feel your tibial tuberosity?
Clinical Presentation. Pain and swelling are the primary symptoms felt in the lower aspect of the knee, around the patellar attachment to the tibial tuberosity (Figure 1) [7-8]. The pain is usually exacerbated by physical activities like running, jumping, and climbing stairs.