jumper's knee


Definition of jumper's knee

: a painful condition of the knee caused by inflammation or small tears in the tendon of the patella that occurs especially in sports requiring strenuous jumping

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Jumper's knee.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumper's%20knee. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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Medical Definition of jumper's knee

: patellar tendinitis Concerns about jumper's knee can prompt basketball players to change practice routines. — Kelly Bothum, The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 16 Mar. 2010

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