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Jumper knee

Jumper knee is a chronic insertional injury of the posterior and proximal fibres of the patella tendon, where they insert into the inferior pole of the patella.

Many authors 1 equate jumper knee to the adult form of Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease. Some rather suggest that jumper knee is a mid-substance patellar tendinitis.

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Knee pathology

The knee is a complex synovial joint that can be affected by a range of pathologies:

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