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Also known as ‘patellar tendonopathy’ or ‘jumper's knee’, this is inflammation of the patella tendon initiated usually by a small tear, which may occur in any part of the tendon (1).
The patient complains of
On examination there might be local swelling, thickening or nodules and the pain can be reproduced by resisted knee extensions. Usually there is no effusion present (2,3).
Tendinitis settles with rest, physiotherapy and NSAIDS (4). A steroid injection around (not into) the tendon may also help.