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Patellar Tendonitis

Basketball players may develop patellar tendonitis.Patellar tendonitis is also called “jumper’s knee.”  It can develop in athletes who do repeated jumping as in basketball or volleyball and is also common in runners. The patellar tendon is a thick band of connective tissue that connects the knee cap to the shin bone. Its job is to straighten the knee.  It can become irritated and inflamed with overuse or misuse, and this causes pain on the surface of the knee.
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What Causes Patellar Tendonitis?

How Do I Know I May Have Patellar Tendonitis?

How Is It Diagnosed?

How Do I Treat Patellar Tendonitis?

What Is the Long-Term Outcome of Patellar Tendonitis?

Can Patellar Tendonitis Be Prevented?