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  1. 27 May, 2021

    Patellar tendinitis: What it is, symptoms, causes, evolution and treatment

    Tendinitis rotuliana

    The patellar tendon attaches to the bottom of the patella and the tibia (Anterior tibial tuberosity). It is one of the largest and most powerful tendons in the body, as it has to propel us to overcome gravity in activities such as walking, running, and jumping. Patellar tendinopathy or tendinitis is also known as “jumper’s knee”, since it is more common in athletes whose sports include frequent jumping, such as basketball, volleyball, athletics, … However, if you are a person who does not practice jump sports but feels pain in the kneecap, you may also suffer from patellar tendinitis from what we call repetitive microtrauma.

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