The ultrasound appearance of the patellar tendon attachment to the tibia in young athletes is conditional on gender and pubertal stage

Ducher, Gaele, Cook, Jill, Lammers, Greg, Coombs, Peter, Ptazsnik, Ron, Black, Jeni and Bass, Shona 2010, The ultrasound appearance of the patellar tendon attachment to the tibia in young athletes is conditional on gender and pubertal stage, Journal of science and medicine in sport, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 20-23.

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Title The ultrasound appearance of the patellar tendon attachment to the tibia in young athletes is conditional on gender and pubertal stage
Author(s) Ducher, Gaele
Cook, Jill
Lammers, Greg
Coombs, Peter
Ptazsnik, Ron
Black, Jeni
Bass, Shona
Journal name Journal of science and medicine in sport
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 20
End page 23
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2010-01
ISSN 1440-2440
Keyword(s) patellar tendon
puberty
tennis
Osgood–Schlatter disease
growth spurt
ultrasonography
Summary This cross-sectional study investigated the imaging appearance of the previous termpatellarnext term tendon attachment to the tibia in young male and female tennis players of different ages and pubertal status. Forty-four competitive young players, who had been playing tennis at least for 2 years, were recruited from a tennis school and local tennis clubs. All subjects had bilateral ultrasound imaging of the previous termpatellarnext term tendon attachment to the tibia. Standard anthropometric measurements, pubertal status and injury history were recorded. Ultrasound appearance of the previous termpatellarnext term tendon attachment was categorised into three stages: cartilage attachment, insertional cartilage and mature attachment. Cartilage attachment was more prevalent in boys (32%) and extended further into puberty (until Tanner stage 4) compared to girls (6% and Tanner stage 1). Tendons with Osgood–Schlatter Disease symptoms (n = 3) did not have a cartilage attachment. Imaging appearance commonly seen in young active athletes, consistent with a clinical diagnosis of OSD, was more common in boys and in the pre- and peri-pubertal stages.
Language eng
Field of Research 110320 Radiology and Organ Imaging
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Sports Medicine Australia Published by Elsevier Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016497

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