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Mar 26, 2013

Patella Tendonitis

The Patella tendon runs from the base of the patella (kneecap) to a bony prominence called the tibial tuberosity on the front of the shin.

Patella tendonitis occurs when this tendon gets inflamed. This is most commonly seen in younger athletes who perform alot of repetitive jumping and running.

Patella tendinosis is a chronic condition caused by the gradual development of microscopic tears and thickening within the tendon.

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