Imaging the infrapatellar tendon in the elite athlete.

  title={Imaging the infrapatellar tendon in the elite athlete.},
  author={K A L Peace and Justin Charles Lee and Jeremiah C. Healy},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  volume={61 7},
Extensor mechanism injuries constitute a major cause of anterior knee pain in the elite athlete. Sonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the imaging methods of choice when assessing the infrapatellar tendon. A comprehensive imaging review of infrapatellar tendon normal anatomy, tendinopathy, and partial/full-thickness tendon tears is provided. The value of imaging the infrapatellar tendon in clinical practice, including whether sonography can predict symptoms in asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING