Anterior Knee Pain




The patellar tendon syndrome, the Jumpers Knee or the Runners Knee, are patellar overload syndromes that can be caused by sprinting, jumping, and stretching. Often they occur in the form of anterior knee pain on the outside of the knee. Small cracks in the tendon tissue, which attach directly to the bone, can lead to inflammatory changes, which can quickly become chronic due to a permanent load and lead to a very painful and difficult-to-treat syndrome. Often, nocturnal pain occurs, but it can also go so far that walking without pain is no longer possible, sports can not be performed and even rising up from a chair is painful.

As the long-time chairman of the German speaking association for patellofemoral pathologies and disorders, Prof. Schoettle has been working on the specific and early treatment of this disease for a long time. While in the past, immobilization and the consequent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids were also infiltrated in the condition of onset, today we are following the modern path of the body’s own healing – a combination of PRP, cell therapy and physiotherapy.

Through a specially tailored therapy program with stretching exercises, which one also can perform in self-therapy, the affected tendons are again supplied with blood, thus triggering a cure of microcracks. At the same time, orthobiological treatment is provided by the use of individualized tailor-made blood plasma products. The mixture and alternation of ACP and PRP is individually dependent on the condition of the tendon and the duration of the pain. This combination of conservative measures and cell-therapeutic procedures significantly improved the hitherto rather lengthy and less successful form of therapy and healed the injured tendon structures.

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