Patellar Tendinopathy (runners or jumpers knee)
Patellar Tendinopathy is commonly referred to as runners or jumpers knee. It is an overuse injury that results in pain at the front of the knee around the tip of the knee cap and patella tendon. It is thought to result from repetitive injury resulting from running or jumping. This causes a resultant inflammation and degeneration in the patellar tendon, causing acute pain. The patellar tendon can undergo degeneration, causing a chronic patellar tendinopathy. While it is most commonly associated with repetitive sporting activity, it may occur as a result of any injury or muscle imbalance.
We offer a convenient one stop clinic and competitive fixed price diagnostics package to identify the issue and recommend prompt treatment.
We offer a range of treatments tailored to your condition including:
- Platelet rich plasma or PRP
- Steroid Injections
- Shockwave Therapy
This will ensure that your condition is diagnosed correctly and that we can commence the correct treatment pathway.
After your consultation, we will offer packages of treatment which will range from physiotherapy courses to a combination of physiotherapy and other regenerative treatments.
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP
Platelet rich plasma or PRP is an innovative new treatment in sports and orthopaedic medicine and uses your own blood for healing muscle, tendon and ligament injuries. A small amount of your blood is placed in a filtration system, which separates your red blood cells from plasma and platelets. This plasma contains a high concentration of your own body growth fractures which are injected into your injured tissue and initiates your body’s natural healing response.
Your procedure will be carried out at our Harley Street out-patient department.
This treatment is widely researched and supported in clinical papers – see our evidence section to find out more.
To make an appointment please call 0330 2233332