Jumper's knee

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[edit] Discussion of Jumper's knee

  • AKA Chronic patellar tendinosis
  • Jumper's knee is a syndrome that is characterized by pain at the distal or proximal insertion of the patellar tendon.
  • It is seen most often in basketball, football, or volleyball players
  • Caused by repetitive microtrauma.
  • Jumper's knee occurs during the adolescent years and is seen more often in boys.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Jumper's knee

  • MR imaging findings include thickening of the tendon with increased signal intensity on T1- and T2-weighted images (patellar tendinitis)
  • In chronic cases, protuberant bone may project from the inferior aspect of the patella.

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