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Kneecap Tendinitis Evaluation
- Knee pain:
- Worse with movement of the knee
- Knee swelling
- Knee tenderness:
- Skin redness over the knee
Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of patellar tendinitis. However, imaging tests may exclude other causes for the symptoms.
Tests that may be used to evaluate patellar tendinitis include:
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PubMed Kneecap Tendinitis References
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- Bennett R. Addressing musculoskeletal pain. Geriatrics. 2004 Aug;59(8):11-2. 
- Richards DP, Ajemian SV, Wiley JP, Zernicke RF. Knee joint dynamics predict patellar tendinitis in elite volleyball players. Am J Sports Med. 1996 Sep-Oct;24(5):676-83.