Article Abstract

Quadriceps tendinopathy: a review, part 2—classification, prognosis, and treatment

Authors: Dominic King, George Yakubek, Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Paul Saluan, Michael A Mont, Jason Genin


Overuse injuries of the extensor mechanism of the knee are common in both athletes and nonathletes and usually occur during activities associated with repetitive loading, stress, and knee extension. Numerous reports have been published describing extensor mechanism injuries in athletes, but there is a paucity of studies that focus on quadriceps tendinopathy in the non-athlete population. In addition, there is no universally accepted classification system for tendon pathology. Therefore, we performed a comprehensive literature review of these studies. This review consists of 2 parts. In the previous part we reviewed: (I) epidemiology and (II) diagnosis of quadriceps tendinopathy in the athlete as well as the general population. In this part we discuss: (I) classification; (II) prognosis; and (III) treatment results.