Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome

Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome is a common knee injury affecting active adolescents who have had a sudden growth spurt. It describes pain felt at the bottom of the knee cap called the inferior pole.


What Causes Sinding Larsen Johansson?

Pain of Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome results from inflammation caused by the quadriceps tendon pulling off the inferior due to strong quadriceps contraction.


What are the symptoms of Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome?

Often pain is insidious and localised to the inferior pole of the patella which is located at the bottom of the knee cap. Swelling and heat is likely to be present at the site of injury. Pain is felt during physical activity, stairs, squatting, walking, running.


Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome is self limiting and children will begin to feel better over a year.


Treatment for Sinding Larsen Johansson

Physiotherapy aims to restore pain- free range of movement. Children do not have to stop sports participation and education on safe activity modification is vital.


Your Physiotherapist will discuss your treatment goals and educate you about the condition, the rehabilitation process and preventative methods to reduce the risk of future injury.


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