» Introduction :
Jumpers knee also known as patellar tendonitis is a common overuse condition of the knee associated with running, repeated jumping & landing, and kicking.
» Risk Factors :
1) Athletes in jumping sports :
> High jump
2) Athletes in jumping sports :
> Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
> Rheumatoid Arthritis
> Chronic Renal Failure
> Diabetes Mellitus
> Paget's Disease
3) Other associated factors :
> Knee Local Corticosteroid Injections
> Repetitive trauma to knee extensor tendon
» Clinical Features :
Pain in front of the knee, tenderness over patella tendon, effusion.
» Complication :
Rupture of the patella tendon.
» Conservative Management :
» Surgical Management :
Indicated if rupture of patella tendon.
Surgical correction should be ideally done within 10 days of injury and a cast immobilization is required for 6 weeks following surgery.
Delay in surgery could give rise to a quadriceps contracture.