n International SportMed Journal - Patellar-tendon imaging : jumper's knee
|Article Title||Patellar-tendon imaging : jumper's knee|
|© Publisher:||International Federation of Sports Medicine|
|Journal||International SportMed Journal|
|Author||Richard V.P. De Villiers|
|Publication Date||Jan 2001|
|Pages||1 - 4|
|Keyword(s)||Anisotropism, Fibrillar pattern, Hoffa's fat pad and Tendinosis|
Patellar tendinopathy, or jumper's knee, is a tendinopathy of the infrapatellar tendon common in athletes involved in jumping sports. The imaging modalities of choice are high-definition ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging because plain film radiography is almost always negative. Care must be taken to be aware of misleading technical artifacts such as anisotropism and the magic angle.
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