2016, Number 620
Rev Med Cos Cen 2016; 73 (620)
Bonilla UP, Chavarría BM, Grajales NC
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ABSTRACTThe patellar tendinopathy involves structural changes and symptoms. Athletes who play sports that involve jumping repeatedly, perform a continuous load on the extensor mechanism of the knee, mainly on the tendons, so it is believed that the cause of tendonitis is functional overload. Pain can be acute, intermittent, diffuse, or all of them. In the early stages, it decreases relative rest. They have been identified as factors inherent lack of flexibility of the hamstrings and quadriceps; and other factors that have been related as males, increased weight training, increased body, mass varus or valgus knee high or low patella patella, lower limb discrepancy. The diagnosis based on clinical history and physical examination, ultrasound and MRI. Initial treatment to be followed is the rest of the tendon, together with physiotherapy and the use of therapeutic ultrasound, shock waves, injections of plateletrich plasma; and not even improve surgical treatment.