jumper's knee


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jumper's knee

A colloquial term for an overuse syndrome, marked by chronic inflammation and infrapatellar tendonitis, resulting from repetitive jumping or leg extension exercises. The usual treatment is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, rest, and phonophoresis.
See also: knee
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Jumper's knee treatment with extracorporeal shock wave therapy: A long-term follow-up observational study.
Patellar tendon strain is increased at the site of the Jumper's Knee lesion during knee flexion and tendon loading: results and cadaveric testing of a computational model.
Basically I have something that's called a jumper's knee.
1997; Huguet and Begue, 1998) and patellar tendonitis or Jumper's knee has long been known to be particularly prevalent in high level basketball players (Henry et al.
Officially, Fulham decided against signing Carew from Valencia in January 2002 because, they said, he had a common ailment known as jumper's knee.
Kelly DW, Carter VS, Jobe FW, et al: Patellar and quadriceps tendon ruptures: jumper's knee.
Ball's problem has been with a tendon in the right leg, a complaint commonly known as Jumper's Knee.
He added: "It was unbelievable to be told I'd be out for nine months with jumper's knee and I got a lot of valuable advice from Graeme and other senior pros.
They also analysed different areas of tendinopathy, like rotator cuff tendinopathy (shoulder) and jumper's knee.
Jumper's knee is an overuse injury, usually a strain in the tendon below the kneecap, that can be painful and swollen for up to six weeks.
Johnsen had an operation to correct a condition known as jumper's knee and it has been a long, hard road back to fitness for him.