Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 15, Issue 11, pp 1400–1403 | Cite as

Ultrasound- and Doppler-guided arthroscopic shaving to treat Jumper's knee: a technical note

  • Lotta Willberg
  • Kerstin Sunding
  • Magnus Forssblad
  • Håkan Alfredson
Sports Medicine


Here we present a new technique for arthroscopic treatment of patellar tendinopthy-Jumper's knee, were arthroscopic shaving and Ultrasound + Doppler examination are performed simultaneously. Using this technique, the tendon and the areas with structural tendon changes and high blood flow are continuously demonstrated in the operating field. By this, the shaving procedure can be more exactly addressed to the area of interest on the dorsal surface of the tendon, and the trauma to the Hoffa fat pad and the tendon is minimized.


Jumper's knee Treatment Arthroscopy Ultrrasound Doppler 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lotta Willberg
    • 1
  • Kerstin Sunding
    • 1
  • Magnus Forssblad
    • 1
  • Håkan Alfredson
    • 2
  1. 1.Capio Artro Clinic, Stockholm Sports Trauma Research Center, Department of Molecular Medicine and SurgeryKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Sports Medicine Unit, Department of Surgical and Perioperative ScienceUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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