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Jumper's Knee

Does this patient have jumper's knee? Jumper’s knee, or patellar tendinopathy, is an inflammatory condition of the patella tendon that causes pain in the front of the knee. It is usually caused by repetitive overloading activities such as jumping. Presentation Patients usually have a history of sporting activities that overload the extensor mechanism of the…

Golfer's Elbow

Does this patient have golfer's elbow? Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is a tendinopathy of the origin of the flexor/pronator tendons at the elbow. Presentation It commonly affects patients in their 30-50’s. Patients usually do NOT have a history of trauma, though some may. Despite its name, most patients do not play golf. They complain…

Tennis Elbow

Does this patient have tennis elbow? Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a tendinopathy of the origin of the common extensor tendons of the elbow. Specifically, the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ERCB) is commonly involved. Presentation It commonly affects patients in their 30-50’s. Patients usually do NOT have a history of trauma. Despite its name,…

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