Guess the sport for this 30-year-old with knee pain

This 30-year-old male presents with knee pain after a motor vehicle accident. But his imaging should have you immediately thinking about his athletic background. Which two sports stand out as his likely hobbies? Bonus points if you know a position in one of the sports that seems to see this injury even more frequently.

Sagittal PD

Sagittal PD


This man likely plays volleyball and / or basketball. He has “jumper’s knee” (arrows on sagittal MRI) or infrapatellar tendinopathy with retropatellar swelling. Middle blockers in volleyball are especially prone to this abnormality.

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