Patellar Tendinopathy

Patellar Tendinopathy is commonly referred to as jumpers knee. It is an overuse injury that results in pain at the front of the knee around the tip of the knee cap and patella tendon. It is thought to result from repetitive injury resulting from running or jumping. This causes a resultant inflammation and degeneration in the patellar tendon, causing acute pain. The patellar tendon can undergo degeneration, causing a chronic patellar tendinopathy. While it is most commonly associated with repetitive sporting activity, it may occur as a result of any injury or muscle imbalance.

Diagnosis

The Regenerative Clinic’s one stop clinic offers a competitive fixed price diagnostics package to ensure a prompt diagnosis, fast and appropriate treatment.  

This includes a consultation with an orthopaedic specialist, an MRI and a X-ray. This will ensure that your condition is diagnosed and that we can commence the correct treatment pathway. 

The price of our one stop clinic is £550.

Treatment

We offer a wide range of treatments that are tailored to your condition, listed below.  

PRP Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as autologous conditioned plasma, takes advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscle and bone. It can reduce pain, improve joint function and helps you quickly return to normal activities.

PRP supports your body’s self-healing processes by using your own cells. Blood is mostly liquid (called plasma) but also contains solid component including red cells, white cells and platelets. The platelets are important for clotting blood but they also contain proteins called growth factors which are important in the healing of injuries. 

With a higher concentration of growth factors than typically found in blood, PRP injections support the restoration of injured tissue and inhibit painful inflammatory processes.

This treatment is widely researched and supported in clinical papers. See our PRP evidence section.