J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2011 Feb;46(1):82-87. 10.4055/jkoa.2011.46.1.82.

Successful Treatment of Anterior Knee Impingement Syndrome in Taekwondo Athletes

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea. hkyljh@kangwon.ac.kr


Fat pad hypertrophy, degeneration and scar tissue at the anterior knee in Taekwondo athletes can occur due to repetitive training such as kicking. This scar tissue can cause pain at the anterior compartment of the knee joint by impingement during knee flexion and extension. We obtained good results for treating anterior impingement syndrome by performing arthroscopic resection, and we also report on the relevant medical literature.


knee; anterior impingement syndrome; Taekwondo
Full Text Links
  • JKOA
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2020 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr