Ossicles anterior to the proximal tibia

Clin Imaging. 1993 Apr-Jun;17(2):137-41. doi: 10.1016/0899-7071(93)90054-q.


Ossicles anterior to the anterior tibia are most usually seen in relation to the tibial tuberosity. While these are usually taken to represent sequelae of previous Osgood-Schlatter disease, they may, on occasion, represent normal variants in ossification of the tuberosity. Ossicles superior to the tuberosity may have similar origins. Representative examples are presented, as is a very large ossicle separated from the anterior tibia by a prolongation of the knee joint space. Theories of causation of such ossicles are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Occupational
  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / complications
  • Knee Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Osteochondritis / diagnosis*
  • Osteochondritis / diagnostic imaging
  • Osteochondritis / etiology
  • Radiography
  • Tibia / abnormalities*
  • Tibia / diagnostic imaging