An overuse condition, also called patellar tendinitis or tendinosis, where the area of attachment of the patellar tendon to the patella becomes painful.

Synonyms: 
patellar tendinosis
patellar tendinitis
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Jumper's knee

The condition is often found in patients whose sport involves a lot of jumping.

It does not usually follow a specific injury, but rather comes on slowly as a dull achy pain in that region of the knee.

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Overuse Injuries

Problems due to repetitive overuse.

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