Physio treating an injured knee

Patellar tendinopathy

What is patellar tendinopathy?

Symptoms: what are the signs?

Causes: why has this happened?

Treatment options: treatments to suit you

Treatment options: self help

Treatment options: medicines

Treatment options: physiotherapy

Treatment options: surgery

More information from Bupa Knee Clinic

    • Tendinopathy. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last reviewed February 2018
    • Reinking MF. Current concepts in the treatment of patellar tendinopathy. Int J Sports Phys Ther 2016; 11(6):854–66
    • Sports injuries: overuse. Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine (5th ed, online). McGraw-Hill Medical. csm.mhmedical.com, published 2017
    • Jumper’s knee. Medscape. emedicine.medscape.com, updated 7 October 2015
    • Knee pain – assessment. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries. cks.nice.org.uk, last revised August 2017
    • Orthopaedics. Oxford handbook of operative surgery (online). Oxford Medicine Online. oxfordmedicine.com, published online May 2017
    • Sprains and strains. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries. cks.nice.org.uk, published March 2016
  • Reviewed by Pippa Coulter, Freelance Health Editor, April 2018
    Expert reviewer Elisabeth Morgans, Bupa Physiotherapist
    Next review due April 2021

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