Jumper's Knee


Jumper's 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
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics

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

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Clinical Features:

  • Pain in front of the Knee, tenderness over Patella Tendon, effusion.
  • pain in front of the Knee below Kneecap


  • Rupture of the Patella Tendon.

Conservative Management:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Anti-inflammatory medications

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Surgical Management:

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.