Peers KHE, Lysens RJJ
Patellar tendinopathy overuse injuries are an exasperating challenge to sport physicians. They can produce significant functional deficit and disability in recreational and professional athletes. Diagnosis and treatment options of patellar tendinopathy are discussed.
Treatment strategies for patellar tendinopathy are often based on scientifically unsubstantiated beliefs; clinical outcomes are frequently unpredictable.
Improved knowledge concerning the noninflammatory, degenerative pathology of chronic tendinopathy may serve to prompt clinicians to shift their therapeutic focus from anti-inflammatory approaches to a more complete rehabilitation based on eccentric exercises.