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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Long-term prognosis for jumper's knee in male athletes.
Attention should also be paid to the prevention of jumper's knee, which constitutes a high prevalent injury of the basketball player.
Jumper's knee is familiar in the recent history of Villa, for Ronny Johnsen, the Norway international defender, joined the club in August 2002 having fought hard to overcome the problem.
ALAN SHEARER is suffering from the career-finishing condition known as Jumper's Knee.
Johnsen has made slow progress since the operations to cure the condition known as Jumper's Knee, but Ferguson said: "I have high hopes he will be fit for the next phase of the Champions League.
Overuse is a problem that can lead to patellar tendinitis, or jumper's knee, where the tendon between the kneecap and the tibia gets inflamed.
He was actually diagnosed with "jumper's knees" in November 2001 and said at the time: "I've had jumper's knee in my left knee for a couple of years and I have just been diagnosed with it in my right knee as well.
Some patients with jumper's knee will find pain relief by using a patellar tendon strap, such as the Chopat strap--a rubber strap designed to change the forces across the patellar tendon and relieve the pain--which is available from most sporting goods stores, catalogs, and Web sites.