Patellar tendinosis as an adaptive process: a new hypothesis.

  title={Patellar tendinosis as an adaptive process: a new hypothesis.},
  author={Bruce Hamilton and Craig Robert Purdam},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={38 6},
BACKGROUND Patellar tendinosis (PT), or "jumper's knee" is a common condition in athletes participating in jumping sports, and is characterised by proximal patellar tendon pain and focal tenderness to palpation. Hypoechoic lesions observed in the proximal patellar tendon associated with the tendinosis are typically described as being a result of degenerative change or "failed healing". We propose a new model for the development of the hypoechoic lesion observed in PT, in which the aetiology is… CONTINUE READING


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