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Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinopathy)

Basics Description Patellar tendinopathy, also known as Jumper’s knee, is an overuse injury of the patellar tendon. Children develop a similar condition known as OSD. General Prevention Avoidance of repetitive jumping exercises without proper quad strengthening Epidemiology Equally common among males and females Incidence Overall incidence in the community is unknown, but it is […]

Patellar Subluxation and Dislocation

The patella, or kneecap, is one of three bones that come together at the knee joint. All of these bones have a layer of cartilage at points where their surfaces come into contact. The patella is also enveloped by a tendon. This tendon connects the quadriceps muscle of the thigh to the shin bone (tibia) […]

A Patient’s Guide to Patellar Tendonitis

Introduction

Alignment or overuse problems of the knee structures can lead to strain, irritation, and/or injury. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint Patellar tendonitis (also known as jumper’s knee) is a common overuse condition associated with running, repeated jumping and landing, and kicking.

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A Patient’s Guide to Jumper’s Knee in Children and Adolescents

Introduction

When a child or adolescent complains of pain and tenderness near the bottom of the kneecap, the problem might be from jumper’s knee. Kids in sports that require a lot of kicking, jumping, or running are affected most. Doing these actions over and over can lead to pain in the tendon that stretches over […]