Epidemiology of jumper's knee.

  title={Epidemiology of jumper's knee.},
  author={Andrea Ferretti},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={3 4},
Jumper's knee is a typical functional overload injury because it affects those athletes who submit their knee extensor mechanisms to intense and repeated stress, e.g. volleyball and basketball players, high and long jumpers. According to the classification of Perugia and colleagues, it is an insertional tendinopathy affecting, in order of frequency, the insertion of the patellar tendon into the patella (65% of cases), attachment of the quadriceps tendon to the patella (25%) and the attachment… CONTINUE READING