"jumpers knee" due to eccentric loadin. weight lifters (deep patella squats) conteroversial symptoms of steroid abuse, graduat onset, chronic inflammation and scarring, affects inferior pole of tendon
s/s pain w/ rrom and range prom, swelling/crepitus, possible fat inflammation
rx: rice, decrease activity, nsaids, address biomechanical faults, counterforce brace, stretch tight quads/hamstrings
tendon becomes weak "link"