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Tendon Compression (Patella) by Chris Mallac



Patella tendon: This is the classic "jumpers knee". The spot of maximum tenderness is usually the tendon as it attaches onto the distal pole of the patella. When the knee flexes (bends) the change in angle of the tendon to the patella causes the pointy inferior pole to push into the uppermost portion on the patella tendon. Again, this compression area corresponds very closely to the site of pathology.
 


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