Tendonitis that occurs above the kneecap or along the patellar tendon. As the name implies, it most frequently occurs in athletes who jump and run on a hard surface, such as a basketball or volleyball court.
Associated with a small area of degeneration at the tendon attachment at the lower pole of the patella, characterized by pain and extreme local tenderness. Often associated with activities that require jumping off one leg e.g. high jumpers. Often associated with aptellar tendinitis.
a condition characterized by inflammation of the tendons in the knee area that causes local pain and tenderness.