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What is Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee) – 12 Facts to Know

What is Jumper’s Knee?

Jumper’s knee or patellar tendinosis is a condition that involves the patellar tendon. This part is responsible for connecting the kneecap or patella to the shinbone located in the front of the knee. Similar to other tendons, the patellar tendon is comprised of fibrous and tough bands of tissue. Jumper’s knees might occur in those people whose knees repetitively work through lifting or jumping. As a result, those with this condition tend to experience knee weakness and find it harder to straighten this part. [1]