Title: Patellar tendinitis: pathology and results of treatment
Authors: Martens, M ×
Wouters, Patrick
Burssens, Adolf
Mulier, J C #
Issue Date: Jun-1982
Series Title: Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica vol:53 issue:3 pages:445-50
Abstract: Patellar tendinitis can be considered as an overload lesion in athletes. Anatomical pathology reveals focal degeneration and microtearing at predisposed areas near the insertion of the quadriceps or patellar tendon. Thie prognosis and treatment are dependent on the stage of the affection. A program of conservative treatment is effective in the early stages of the disease but it fails in a high proportion (16/38) of cases in the later stages. Surgery directed towards the tendon, rather than a bony procedure, yielded favourable results in 27 out of 29 patients.
ISSN: 0001-6470
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Anesthesiology and Algology
× corresponding author
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