A 54-year-old member asked:
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Does wearing patellar straps all the time help heal patella endonitis?

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Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Treatment options: My suggestions to patients with patella tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), quad stregthening, lower extremity stretching. I also may suggest ice massage, or counterforce bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing prp with your physician based on some recent literature (http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/knee/).
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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Patellar tendonitis: It may help to wear it more consistently. The basic idea of the strap is that it changes the force as it goes through the tendon.
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No. It alters force.: No. It actually alters the force across the tendon.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Patellar tendonitis: It may help to wear it more consistently. The basic idea of the strap is that it changes the force as it goes through the tendon.

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