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Patella Tendonitis

What is Patella Tendonitis?

This is an inflammation where the Patella (Knee Cap) attaches to the tendon (Patella Tendon) that connects it to the Tibia (Shin Bone).



How is it Injured?

This is usually an overuse problem in people who do a lot of running and jumping.


Investigation

During your consultation Mr Lavender will examine your knee.

If he feels it necessary he will arrange a MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Scan)


Options

Mr Lavender will discuss the treatment options with you at your consultation, as everyone has unique circumstances and individual needs.

Most patients get better with specific physiotherapy exercises (Eccentric Loading Exercises)

If the pain does not settle after an appropriate course of physiotherapy, then other treatments will be considered:

• Dry Needling
Here a needle is inserted into the painful area under US (Ultrasound) control to stimulate healing.

Arthroscopy
Takes the pressure off the inflamed tendon and removes any spurs
of bone from the Patella (Knee Cap) that are rubbing on the tendon.


Information Sheet

For more information or to gain a better understanding of the condition, download the free PDF below:

To download the Patella Tendonitis information sheet, right click on the PDF and choose 'Save Link As...'

Patella Tendonitis Information Sheet

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