Diagnosis - Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery

Patellar tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis is a condition whereby the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shin bone becomes inflamed and painful.  This is often a result of overuse, particularly from physical activities that involve jumping (eg. basketball), which explains why patellar tendonitis is also often referred to as ‘jumper’s knee’.  The most common symptoms of patellar tendonitis are pain directly above the patellar tendon or experiencing pain during physical activity, particularly when jumping and/or kneeling.  Swelling may also be observed in some cases of patellar tendonitis.  Treatment may involve conservative therapy, medication, the use of medical aids or in rare cases, surgery.


  • Dr. med. Ehrhardt Weiß

    Dr. med. Ehrhardt Weiß

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    HELIOS Hospital Aue

    The HELIOS Hospital Aue is teaching hospital of the University of Dresden and one of the largest hospitals in the region. Annually approximately 55.000 patients are treated in various medical departments among which neurology, sports medicine and dermatology are providing medical treatment on the highest level.

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