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.
 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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 References for Jumper's knee
- Max A. Stevens, Georges Y. El-Khoury, Mary H. Kathol, Eric A. Brandser, and Shirley Chow. Imaging Features of Avulsion Injuries. RadioGraphics 1999 19: 655-672.