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About Patellar Tendonitis

Although basketball players and aerobics instructors are most at risk of damaging one of the most important soft tissues in the knee, anyone is susceptible. Patellar tendonitis is a crippling condition that needs expert patellar tendonitis treatment if you expect to remain as active as you’ve been. Experts at the Spine & Rehab Group in New York City and parts of New Jersey provide the best interventional treatment for patellar tendonitis, always employing the least invasive techniques first. You only need surgery if you suffer a patellar tendon tear. Call the closest office instead of continuing to live with knee pain. It’s so unnecessary when treatment is so nearby.

What Is Patellar Tendonitis?

Patellar Tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis is an injury to the patellar tendon, which joins your kneecap, called the patella, to your shin bone or tibia. The inflammation, swelling or irritation of the patellar tendon affects how your knee functions. This injury is also called jumper’s knee. If left untreated, it can lead to a patellar tendon tear, which causes even more pain, affecting your mobility and possibly requiring surgery to repair.

The patellar tendon is a critical component of the extensor mechanism of the knee, meaning it enables you to extend your knee fully. The tendon extends in length whenever you bend your knee. Tendonitis is a common injury affecting athletes, though anyone can develop the debilitating condition through an accident or overuse.

Because you can become immobile without functioning knees, patellar tendonitis requires immediate medical attention. Dr. Amr Hosny and the knee specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group can address this knee condition without surgery. Their facilities are conveniently located in New York City’s Financial District, Greenwich Village and Midtown Manhattan. In New Jersey, find knee pain relief in Paramus, Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs, Cranford and East Brunswick.

Our Board certified doctors Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
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David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
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Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR Board Certified Interventional Spine Medicine
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Deepali Gupta, MD, DABA, DABPM Board Certified Interventional Spine Specialist
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Is Patellar Tendonitis a Serious Knee Problem?

Any injury to the knee joint affects the quality of your life. An injury to the patellar tendon affects every active movement of the knee joint, including flexion, extension, medial rotation and lateral rotation. The pain and other symptoms affect your ability to perform daily tasks. Jumper’s knee symptoms include:

All these symptoms have a significant effect on your life. Dr. Hosny, a board certified, Harvard trained spine doctor and pain specialist, uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat patellar tendon pain and other knee conditions, including:

What Causes Patellar Tendonitis?

Repetitive stress on your knees is the main cause of patellar tendonitis. Situations that can cause knee injury, which can eventually lead to tendonitis, include:

One reason to get an early diagnosis at the Spine & Rehab Group in NYC or northern NJ is for your doctor to identify the underlying cause. Effective treatment for patellar tendonitis starts with the identification of its cause.

Am I at Risk of Patellar Tendonitis?

While sporting activities involving jumping are the main cause of a patellar tendon tear, other factors that put you at risk of this knee injury include:

Your doctor discusses these risk factors during the diagnosis to highlight how they make you vulnerable to knee injuries and patellar tendon pain. You also receive targeted instructions to help you prevent further tendon damage as part of your interventional treatment plan.

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I came to the spine and rehab group for my back and leg pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The doctors were very knowledgeable and took time to explain what was causing my pain and answer all my questions. I felt comfortable having my procedure done in their state of the art surgery center, where the staff made you feel at ease. They are very easy to reach and available to answer all your questions.

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The entire staff at The Spine & Rehab group is great. They are so helpful and kind. The doctors really take time to talk to their patients and answer any and all of the questions that I had. I've had office visits and procedures done and everyone to the front desk, to the nurses. and the doctors were just great and knowledgeable. They really got me feeling better as well. Since I starting going there my pain has improved greatly! I would recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to everyone!

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The Spine & Rehab Group is my go to place for chronic pain. The doctors are compassionate and supportive. The nurses and staff are professional and so caring. I have been a patient here for almost 10 years . The doctors and physician assistant are extremely knowledgeable and always looking for the best way to help with my chronic pain! I always recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to people dealing with pain, I even tell my other doctors what wonderful doctors they are.

Val B.

These days it’s hard to find a professional, yet extremely caring physicians office, particularly in the field of Pain Management. Dr. Hosny, Dr. Chu, physician’s assistant Summer and the entire staff have managed to make this happen. Robin helped me many times with insurance to ensure that I got my shots in a timely manner (Hi Robin!). I’ve been going to this office for about three years and I couldn’t be more pleased!


I went to Dr. Hosny with lower back pain. I spend many hours sitting in a truck for my job. After an hour or so I would get pain in my back. Since I am a truck driver, pain killers were not an option for me. After a few sessions with Dr. Hosny, I am pain free. The staff at New Jersey Pain Care Center and are wonderful and caring people. I would recommend anyone go to Dr. Hosny if they want real results.


I had gone to Dr. Hosny with severe back pain after spinal surgery. It was debilitating pain that stopped me from being able to function normally. Dr. Hosny suggested that I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my back. It is the best thing I EVER did. I am so excited to be able to return to my normal life with no medication. My experience at the pain center was wonderful. The nurses were very understanding and kind.


I have had back surgeries that provided me no relief from my pain. After a few treatments with Dr. Hosny, I have almost no discomfort. I have no need for my pain medication anymore, and have been able to go back to working out and enjoying activities with my family. I was pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received at New Jersey Pain Care Center. The staff is very nice, and treats you with respect. The facility is clean, bright and everything is brand new.


I had been having pain in my neck for many years. I had been to other doctors and they all recommended that I have surgery. I was hesitant to get surgery, so I wanted one more opinion. I had a friend tell me about Dr. Hosny and New Jersey Pain Care Center. From the moment I met Dr. Hosny I knew he wasn’t your average doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns about surgery, and he agreed. After my cervical radiofrequency, I have full range of motion back in my neck, and best of all, no pain.

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What’s the Treatment for Patellar Tendonitis?

The best patellar tendonitis treatment starts with a definitive diagnosis. Some symptoms of patellar tendon injury are similar to other knee conditions. Your knee doctor carries out tests to rule them out. Once your doctor has determined the primary cause of your knee pain, treatment options for an inflamed patellar tendon may include:

If you’re active in sports and you have a nagging knee problem, contact the Spine & Rehab Group pain specialists at the nearest office today. You can find them in Manhattan and in Bergen County, Morris County and Union County, New Jersey. Don’t risk further complications that may keep you down when the best medical attention is sop close.

Page Updated on Jun 17, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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