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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(2005) Neovascularisation and pain in jumper's knee: a prospective clinical and sonographic study in elite junior volleyball players.
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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.
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