Jumper's knee

Jumper's knee is a chronic insertional injury of the posterior and proximal fibres of the patella tendon, at the site of its origin at the inferior pole of the patella.

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

Knee pathology

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

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rID: 7515
Section: Pathology
Tags: stub, knee
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Jumper knee

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