Computed tomography and ultrasound imaging of jumper's knee-patellar tendinitis

Clin Radiol. 1988 Mar;39(2):162-5. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(88)80017-5.

Abstract

We present nine cases of this relatively unreported condition affecting the patellar ligament in athletes. A comparison between ultrasound and computed tomography of this lesion, shows that whilst neither modality gives false positives, ultrasound is capable of greater distinction between the histological abnormalities confirmed at surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Athletic Injuries / pathology
  • Athletic Injuries / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Knee Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Knee Injuries / pathology
  • Knee Injuries / surgery
  • Ligaments, Articular / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tendinopathy / diagnosis*
  • Tendinopathy / diagnostic imaging
  • Tendinopathy / pathology
  • Tendinopathy / surgery
  • Tendons / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography*