Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tendonitis of the Patellar Tendon Evaluation

The evaluation of patellar tendinitis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with patellar tendinitis may include:

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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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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