J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2006 Feb;41(1):160-162.

Snapping Knee caused by the Semitendinous Tendon: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea. hsh@nph.go.kr


Snapping syndrome has rarely been reported in the knee. A snapping knee mainly occurs in the case of a translation of the lateral meniscus or a lateral discoid meniscus. Other causes include biceps femoris tendon, semitendinosus iliotibial band, and popliteus tendon. We recently experienced a case of a snapping knee caused by the semitendinosus tendon passing over the medial tibial condyle as a result of trauma.


Snapping knee; Semitendinosus tendon
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