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BMC Research Notes

, 2:127

First Online: 08 July 2009Received: 11 May 2009Accepted: 08 July 2009DOI: 10.1186-1756-0500-2-127

Cite this article as: Tiemessen, I.J., Kuijer, P.P.F., Hulshof, C.T. et al. BMC Res Notes 2009 2: 127. doi:10.1186-1756-0500-2-127


BackgroundThe onset of jumper-s knee is generally associated with sports and sporting activities. Employees in certain professions might be at risk as well for developing jumper-s knee. Therefore, it is of interest to identify risk factors in sport and-or occupation.

FindingsA systematic search of the international scientific literature was performed until November 2008 in the scientific databases a Medline, b Embase, and c SportDiscus. All types of studies were included. The search strategy retrieved ten articles about risk factors in sport that met the inclusion criteria. Risk factors that could be identified are; playing volleyball 4 studies, playing basketball 3 studies, training and playing volleyball-basketball more than 12 hours per week 2 studies, in combination with weight-bearing activities of at least 5 hours per week 1 study and playing or training on a hard surface 1 study. No studies were found regarding occupation that fulfilled the inclusion criteria.

ConclusionPlaying volleyball and basketball has a positive association with the onset or worsening of jumper-s knee. Other risk factors are training and playing hours of at least 12 hours per week and-or in combination with weight training of at least 5 hours per week, and-or with playing or training on a hard surface. We did not find a specific occupational risk factor.

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Author: Ivo JH Tiemessen - P Paul FM Kuijer - Carel TJ Hulshof - Monique HW Frings-Dresen

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