A 48-year-old member asked:
can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Tepper answered
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Both knees can be affected.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Mark Galland answered
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee" is not uncommon in both knees at once. / typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery.
Answered on Sep 13, 2014
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Common in runners, basketball and volleyball. Treatment consists of rest, ice, nsaids, quadriceps stretching and strenghtening and slow progressive return to previous activity level as pain subsides. Therapists can help with the correct program for you.
Answered on Aug 18, 2013
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