Jefferson University Hospitals

Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)

If you are experiencing knee pain, you should seek treatment early to prevent further damage or disability to your joints. Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee), a common knee problem, is diagnosed and treated by orthopedic surgeons at Jefferson.

Patellar tendonitis is often caused by overuse of the knee joint, such as frequent jumping on hard surfaces. Jefferson has one of the largest sports medicine services in the country, with more than 16 fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists.

Each year we evaluate more than 40,000 athletes and perform more than 3,000 reconstructive surgeries related to athletic injuries. Our patients include weekend warriors and competitors from regional public and private schools, numerous collegiate teams, the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies. Our radiologists offer advanced sports imaging and have pioneered imaging diagnosis of many athletic injuries.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient consultation and rehabilitation therapy services are available to patients of all age ranges, including neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric. The rehabilitation therapists practice an interdisciplinary team approach, working with referring physicians, physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), nurse practitioners and case managers to ensure comprehensive quality services are delivered.