- QUADRICEPS TENDINOSIS: A Tendinosis of the tendon that runs from the Quadriceps (front thigh muscles) to the knee cap.
- TENDINOSIS OF THE PATELLAR TENDON: A Tendinosis of the tendon that runs from the knee cap, down to its attachment point about an inch or so below — at the top of the Tibia or shin bone.
KNEE TENDON ANATOMY
KNEE TENDONS & LIGAMENTS
Notice that the Quadriceps Tendon is found just above the kneecap, and the Patellar Tendon (Ligamentum Patellae in picture on right) is found just below the knee. Patellar Tendinosis is associated with OSGOOD SCHLATTER’S SYNDROME in kids, adolescents, and young adults.
QUADRICEPS TENDON / PATELLAR TENDON