Quadriceps tendinitis is an overuse disorder of the quadriceps tendon.

quadriceps tendinitis
Illustration from the side of the knee showing the site of pain.

 

Causes of quadriceps tendinitis

The condition is most commonly seen in athletes and the pain of quadriceps tendinitis is activity-related. The patient usually experiences the pain at the top of the patella.

Synonyms: 
Quadriceps tendinopathy
Quadriceps tendonitis
Quads tendinitis
Quads tendonitis
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
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