Patellar tendinopathy in team sports: Preventive exercises

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Patellar tendinopathy is an overuse injury commonly known as "jumper's knee" that causes pain in the inferior region of the patella. This pathology is recurrent in team sports and has more impact on male athletes. Some anatomical intrinsic factors and several extrinsic factors seem to be key in triggering this condition that is also increasingly appearing in children and adolescents. The aim of this article is to provide coaches and practitioners with some useful practice-based exercises that can be helpful in preventing these disabling tendon injuries in sports such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, American football, and team handball.
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Subjects: tendon knee sports game volleyball handball basketball soccer American football prevention prophylaxis damage injury exercise
Notations: biological and medical sciences sport games
DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000303
Published in: Strength and Conditioning Journal
Published: 2017
Volume: 39
Issue: 3
Pages: 20-30
Document types: article
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Language: English
Level: intermediate