Low Range of Ankle Dorsiflexion Predisposes for Patellar Tendinopathy in Junior Elite Basketball Players

@article{Backman2011LowRO,
  title={Low Range of Ankle Dorsiflexion Predisposes for Patellar Tendinopathy in Junior Elite Basketball Players},
  author={Ludvig J. Backman and Patrik Danielson},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39},
  pages={2626 - 2633}
}
Background: Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is one of the most common reasons for sport-induced pain of the knee. Low ankle dorsiflexion range might predispose for PT because of load-bearing compensation in the patellar tendon. Purpose: The purpose of this 1-year prospective study was to analyze if a low ankle dorsiflexion range increases the risk of developing PT for basketball players. Study Design: Cohort study (prognosis); Level of evidence, 2. Methods: Ninety junior elite basketball players… 
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