n International SportMed Journal - Patellar-tendon imaging : jumper's knee

Volume 2, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1528-3356



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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