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Is first time patella tendonitis the same thing as retro patellar pain syndrome?

Is first time patella tendonitis the same thing as retro patellar pain syndrome?

Little different : Patella tendinitis refers to inflammation of the patella tendon below the patella (kneecap) from overuse. Retro patellar pain refers to overuse pain underneath the patella where it articulate with the femur. ...Read more

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My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

YES: Your bmi is 58. Most insurance company provides coverage for bmi> 40. As your bmi gets closer to 60, your surgical risk is higher. You should get evaluated at a higher vol bariatric program for best treatment options. ...Read more

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