Thanks for your response.Physical Therapist
From what my doctor told me, I have Osgood Schlatter's, and I'm not supposed to put any unnecessary pressure/do anything that would pull apart the area around my knee. I've pretty much had to rule out anything that involves bending my knees as part of the exercise.
The best person to consult with on what you should and should not do is a Physical Therapist. This is their area of expertise, NOT the physicians.
You might try this exercise, as a means of strengthening the Quad and knee area.
As I indicated in the previous post, performing exercises with the good leg has a carry over effect for the bad leg.
So, "One Leg" movements like Step Ups, Leg Press, etc will help.
As far as adapting my routine goes, would you just try to do exercises that would hit the same muscle groups as starting strength?"Research is what I am doing, when I don't know what I am doing." Einstein
I.e. Workout A Bench Press/Lat Pulldowns/Cable Rows
Workout B Overhead Press/Pull-Ups
I freely admit that I haven't the slightest clue what I'm doing.
Einstein made "educated guesses" then took them to the lab to see if they worked.
So, you are on the right track.
My greatest area of expertise is in, "Don't do that!"
In researching what works and doesn't work, I've found more things that don't work than do.
Panning For Gold
All you need is a few gold nuggets to be rich. However, you have to sit on your butt and sift through a lot of dirt and rocks to find the gold.
Learning is similar.
Bending Light by Gravity
Einstein initially calculations were wrong. It took him a few year to figure it out.
Exercises That Hit The Same Muscle Groups
Let me reiterate, a Step Up is a "One Leg Squat". Thus, for the most part it hits the same muscle groups as a traditional squat.
A Step Up also works the stabilizer muscle more that a traditional squat.
Seated movements will work.