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Offline TheEbae

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Patellar Tendinitis - Help!
« on: April 28, 2015, 06:44:28 PM »
Hello, KneeGeeks!

Sadly, I am back again. The other knee this time, though! I can happily say that my left knee (plica removal 2.24.15) is feeling WONDERFUL! Praise God.

Anyway, I am having pain (sometimes achy, sometimes sharp) in my right knee below the kneecap. From everything I am reading, I am pretty sure that I have patellar tendinitis, or Jumper's Knee. I have been exercising a lot more lately and I think that may be why. I have not been to a doctor for this because the pain was never bad enough to go, but we leave for vacation tonight and I am wondering what to do.

I am terrified of a patellar tendon rupture, which is what I know can happen if I don't rest and ice this while it's still tendinitis. I want to be a PTA, so I am quite familiar with various conditions. I knew it was tendinitis right away!

So, does anyone have experience with this? I am planning on working out while on vacation, just not as much as at home. My body needs time to rebuild anyway.

Thank you so much for any help! I will definitely see a doctor if it still hurts after vacation.

~The EBae~

11-12-14 MCL sprain
12-08-14 Plica Syndrome diagnosis
2-24-15 Plica and scar tissue removal surgery
4-20-15 Patellar Tendonitis onset

Offline dal_knee

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Re: Patellar Tendinitis - Help!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 09:06:27 PM »

I don't have experience with patellar tendinitis first hand, but a good course to try would be conservative treatments first (physical therapist or chiropractor ) and then if that doesn't work, try PRP.    I think the PRP treatment is almost a guaranteed conservative fix.   It has a good track record when it comes to its use in tendons/ligaments.
2007 - partial medial meniscectomy
2010 - full thickness chondral defect & adjacent subchondral edema MFC.   Direct result of stupid partial mensicectomy from 2007.
2014 - Subchondroplasty, chondroplasty, unauthorized 2nd partial medial meniscectomy.
2015 - partial failure of subchondroplasty.