What is Sinding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome?

Also known as: SLJ syndrome

Sinding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome, or SLJ syndrome, is an overuse injury that impacts the growth plate at the bottom of the kneecap. Specifically, it involves the patellar tendon that connects the kneecap to the shin bone. It’s most common in active kids who play sports.

Reviewed by: Alexandra Lewis, CPNP-PC

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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