jumper's knee

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An overuse syndrome characterised by inflammation of the patellar tendon, caused by 'abuse' of the knee joint—e.g., by frequent jumping on hard surfaces
Diagnosis History, physical exam, plain films of joint Management NSAIDs, ice, rest, stretching and strengthening exercises
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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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