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Severe Knee Tendinitis Can Be Alleviated With Surgery

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  • Jumper's knee, or patellar tendinitis, is a common injury among athletes where a tendon of the quadriceps develops a series of small tears.
  • For most people, a conservative treatment including muscle strengthening and stretching is effective, but in some cases surgery is necessary.
  • Another treatment, which is not approved in the U.S., is called extracorporeal sound wave therapy and focuses sound blasts to the area of pain.

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