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The Bristol Knee Clinic

The Bristol Orthopaedic Clinic

• The Glen Spire Hospital, Bristol
• St Mary's Hospital, Bristol
• St Joseph's Hospital, Newport
• The Lister Hospital, London

Appointment Bookings:

• Tel: 0117 970 6655

Address:


The "Glen" Spire Hospital
Redland Hill
Bristol BS6 6UT

Tel: 0117 980 4080


Bristol Nuffield Hospital at St Mary's
Upper Byron Place
Bristol BS8 1JU

Tel: 0117 970 6655



St Joseph's Hospital
Harding Avenue
Malpas
Newport NP20 6ZE

Tel: 01633 820300


The Lister Hospital
The Lister Hospital
Chelsea Bridge Rd.
Chelsea
London
SW1W 8RH

Tel: 01179 706655

Patella Tendonitis - Introduction


What is Patella Tendonitis ?

Patella tendonitis Patellar tendonitis is a painful condition affecting the patellar tendon around the inferior pole of the patella. The condition is often associated with the jumping or aging athlete. It is also termed the "jumpers" knee. It is common in jumping sports such as volleyball, basketball and jogging. The condition is particularly troublesome when running down hills. The condition is classified into four groups. Grade 1 is where a patient experiences pain after activity, Grade 2 during and after activity and Grade 3 during normal activities. The pain is felt on the anterior aspect of the knee in relation to the patella and particularly around the inferior pole of the patella. The pain usually restricts the ability to undertake sporting activities.

 

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