SKC Blog # 16

Sania Mirza Suffers from Jumper's Knee

SKC Blog # 16

It is a heart-breaking news to hear that Sania Mirza could miss the French Open which is due to start on May 27. Sania has confirmed that she is suffering from a condition called Jumper's knee since October 2017 and her rehab is going to take few months more. Presently she is amongst top 10 ranking and she is worried of more damage if she returns early.

Jumpers knee or patellar tendonitis is pain in the tendon which attaches the kneecap (patella) to the top of the shin bone (tibia). It is usually an overuse injury caused by repetitive strain. Jumpers knee consist of pain at the bottom front of the kneecap over what is called the lower pole of the patella.

SKC follows a fixed protocol to treat Jumper's knee in sportsmen starting from detailed history and clinical examination. To treat Jumper's knee, the sports knee surgeon must identify the source of the repeated micro trauma to the patellar tendon. Unless the cause is properly identified, the condition cannot be treated well. Once a clinical diagnosis is established, detailed investigations in the form of x-rays, ultrasonography and MRI are needed. There are options of treating Jumper's knee with rehab program and occasionally it may need a surgery or ortholithotripsy.

We don’t want to see you without action Sania!! Get well soon.

Team SKC

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