Jumpers Knee (Patellar Tendonitis)

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Common Knee Problems |

Tendonitis of the patella tendon is a common sports medicine problem. It is caused by overuse and treatment includes rest, physiotherapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection into the damaged tendon. Surgery is seldom indicated. It is very important that the physiotherapist give eccentric knee tendon exercises. Cyclists with this problem, need to give attention to their bike setup. Generally higher saddles with a more straight knee gives...

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Common Knee Problems |

Iliotibial band syndrome is the most common cause for lateral knee pain in sportsmen. The problem is caused by overuse and treatment includes rest, physiotherapy and PRP (Plasma Rich Protein) injection into the damaged tendon. Surgery is only indicated if abovementioned measures fail. The surgery is aimed at releasing the most posterior part of the damaged tendon.

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