Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 133, Issue 9, pp 1303–1307

Is there a relationship between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and Osgood–Schlatter disease?

Authors

  • Ferhat Guler
    • Orthopedics and Traumatology DepartmentAntalya Education and Research Hospital
    • Orthopedics and Traumatology DepartmentAntalya Education and Research Hospital
  • Cem Koparan
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry DepartmentAntalya Education and Research Hospital
  • Adil Turan
    • Orthopedics and Traumatology DepartmentAntalya Education and Research Hospital
  • Hasan Onur Arik
    • Orthopedics and Traumatology DepartmentAntalya Education and Research Hospital
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

DOI: 10.1007/s00402-013-1789-3

Cite this article as:
Guler, F., Kose, O., Koparan, C. et al. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2013) 133: 1303. doi:10.1007/s00402-013-1789-3

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this prospective study is to investigate the relationship between Osgood–Schlatter disease (OSD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Methods

Seventy-four children with a diagnosis of OSD were referred to child and adolescent psychiatry department for the evaluation of ADHD. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was used for diagnostic criteria.

Results

Diagnosis of ADHD was made in 56 (75.6 %) out of 74 children.

Conclusions

Results of this study suggest that ADHD is a significant risk factor for OSD. During the evaluation of a patient with OSD, a thorough history should be obtained about the behavioral symptoms that indicate underlying ADHD. In case of suspicion, these patients should be referred for an additional evaluation by a child psychiatrist.

Level of evidence

II.

Keywords

Osgood–Schlatter syndromeAttention deficit/hyperactivity disorderEtiology

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