Overuse injuries of the knee in basketball

Clin Sports Med. 1993 Apr;12(2):349-62.


Overuse injuries of the knee are abundant in basketball players. This article discusses the pathophysiology of overuse and the principles of treatment. The diagnosis and clinical management of jumper's knee, patellofemoral pain, and stress fractures are outlined with specific attention to rehabilitation techniques and training.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Basketball / injuries*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders* / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries* / physiopathology
  • Tendon Injuries