Patellar Tendonitis: Symptoms & Stages


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The patellar tendon attaches the patella to the shinbone. What is the official name of the shinbone?

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1. Which sport is LEAST likely to cause patellar tendonitis?

2. Your friend tells you that his patellar tendon hurts only after he exercises. What stage of patellar tendonitis is your friend currently in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and corresponding worksheet, you can quickly assess what you know about patellar tendonitis. You must have an understanding of the causes of this condition and how it can progress through various stages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you choose to use this assessment, you can expect to be asked to:

  • Give the official name of the shinbone
  • List which sports can be associated with patellar tendonitis
  • Identify stages of patellar tendonitis after reading given examples
  • Name symptoms of patellar tendonitis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as symptoms of patellar tendonitis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what sports are often linked to this condition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the stages of patellar tendonitis

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about this type of tendonitis, you can do so by reviewing the lesson titled Patellar Tendonitis: Symptoms & Stages. Information found in this lesson includes:

  • Official names of the thighbone and kneecap
  • Which two types of people often suffer from patellar tendonitis
  • The number of stages of patellar tendonitis