Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone, is a relatively common cause of pain in the inferior patellar region in athletes. Patellar tendinitis, otherwise called jumper's knee, is most regular in competitors whose games include frequent jumping.
Pain is the first symptom of patellar tendinitis, usually between your kneecap and where the tendon attaches to your shinbone (tibia). Anterior knee pain over the patella tendon, Pain made worse with jumping, landing or running activity and sometimes with prolonged sitting, Onset of pain is usually gradual and commonly related to an increase in sport activity, Localised tenderness over the patella tendon, Often the tendon feels very stiff first thing in the morning.
Statistical analysis was performed with the Statgraphics Plus software for Windows v. 5.1. Normal distribution was checked with the Shapiro-Wilk test. A comparison between preoperative and postoperative results was performed with Wilcoxon Rank Tests and Student -test for dependent samples. values below 0.05 were considered clinically significant.