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Patellar Tendinitis Definition

Definition

Tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon. It can cause pain, swelling, and limit movement. The injuries can include:

  • Tendinitis—an inflammation of the tendon. (Although this term is used often, most cases of tendinopathy are not associated with significant inflammation.)
  • Tendinosis—microtears (tiny breaks) in the tendon tissue with no significant inflammation.
The patellar tendon connects the patella (kneecap) to the lower leg bone (tibia). Tendinopathy and the associated pain may take months to resolve.

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