The SOGOOD Trial

​A comparison of two different treatment approaches for adolescents with Osgood Schlatter: A randomized controlled superiority trial.​

​​Primary investigator

​Kasper Krommes

​​Senior researcher

Per Hölmich, Kristian Thorborg

Study members 

Kasper Krommes, Per Hölmich, Kristian Thorborg, Jens Lykkegaard Olesen, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Mikkel Bek Clausen, Thomas Kallemose


​Department of Physiotherapy at Hvidovre Hospital, Center for General Practice at Aalborg University, Department of Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychomotor Therapy, Faculty of Health, University College Copenhagen

About the study/project

The most common growth-related injury is Osgood Schlatter, which affects up to 1 in 5 physically active adolescents. It can cause long-term pain and potential discontinuation of sports and physical activity, with sequela well into adulthood. No effective treatments have been documented, and clinical practice is characterized by a wealth of conflicting advice and modalities. A novel treatment approach has shown promising results in a small single-cohort study. Therefore, investigating if this novel approach is superior to standardized usual care is highly warranted.

Purpose of the study/project

The primary aim of the SOGOOD trial, is to investigate the effect of 3 months of a novel treatment approach compared to standardized usual care after 5 months, measured on the self-reported KOOS-child ‘Sport/rec’ subscale, in adolescents with Osgood Schlatter.

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​Funded by:

Østifterne​​, Helsefonden​, Salling Fondene, Amager og Hvidovre Hospitals Forskningsfond, Beckett Fonden, FLSmidt Fonden, Frimodt-Heineke Fonden, Danske Fysioterapeuters Forskningsfond og DSSF

Associated publications

​Activity Modification and Knee Strengthening for Osgood-Schlatter Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study. 2020.
Rathleff MS, Winiarski L, Krommes K, Graven-Nielsen T, Hölmich P, Holden S, Thorborg K. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

Pain, Sports Participation, and Physical Function in 10-14 Year Olds With Patellofemoral Pain and Osgood Schlatter: A Matched Cross-Sectional Study of 252 Adolescents. 2020. Rathleff MS, Winiarski, Krommes K, Graven-Nielsen T, Hölmich P, Olesen JL, Holden S, Thorborg K. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 

Is the Prognosis of Osgood-Schlatter Poorer Than Anticipated? A Prospective Cohort Study With 24-Month Follow-up. 2021. Holden S, Olesen JL, Winiarski L, Krommes K, Thorborg K, Hölmich P, Rathleff MS. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

The 45-second anterior knee pain provocation test: A quick test of knee pain and sporting function in 10–14-year-old adolescents with patellofemoral pain. 2021. Rathleff MS, Holden S, Krommes K, Winiarski L, Hölmich P, Salim T, Thorborg K. Physical Therapy in Sports.​

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