Apexitis / jumpers knee

Area of tendinosis and a small peripheral rupture of the patellar tendon and peritendinous effusion

Clinical information

Pain at the lower pole of the patella in an elite marathon runner

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Area of tendinosis and a small peripheral rupture of the patellar tendon and peritendinous effusion

Tendinosis and a peripheral rupture longitudinal
Tendinosis and a peripheral rupture longitudinal
Tendinosis and a peripheral rupture longitudinal
Tendinosis and a peripheral rupture longitudinal
Tendinosis and a peripheral rupture longitudinal
Tendinosis and a peripheral rupture longitudinal
Normal patellar tendon longitudinal
Normal patellar tendon longitudinal
Peritendinous effusion longitudinal
Peritendinous effusion longitudinal
Peritendinous effusion transverse
Peritendinous effusion transverse
Peritendinous effusion longitudinal
Peritendinous effusion longitudinal
Hyperemia of the surrounding tissue
Hyperemia of the surrounding tissue

An ultrasound guided puncture of the peritendinous effusion was performed

Puncture
Puncture

Details

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 34
  • Body part: Patellar tendon

Created with

  • Hitachi Ultrasound System