Jumper's Knee also known as Patellar Tendonitis is a common overuse condition of the Knee associated with running, repeated jumping & landing, and kicking.
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
- Pain in front of the Knee, tenderness over Patella Tendon, effusion.
- pain in front of the Knee below Kneecap
- Rupture of the Patella Tendon.
- Anti-inflammatory medications
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.
Indicated if rupture of Patella Tendon.