Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 133, Issue 9, pp 1303–1307 | Cite as

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

  • Ferhat Guler
  • Ozkan Kose
  • Cem Koparan
  • Adil Turan
  • Hasan Onur Arik
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine



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


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.


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


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



Osgood–Schlatter syndrome Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder Etiology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferhat Guler
    • 1
  • Ozkan Kose
    • 1
  • Cem Koparan
    • 2
  • Adil Turan
    • 1
  • Hasan Onur Arik
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopedics and Traumatology DepartmentAntalya Education and Research HospitalAntalyaTurkey
  2. 2.Child and Adolescent Psychiatry DepartmentAntalya Education and Research HospitalAntalyaTurkey

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