Tendonitis and Tendinosis
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- Tendonitis: inflammation of a tendon or along the tendon sheath due to microtears
- Tendinosis: tendon collagen degeneration due to chronic overuse
- Increases with age and at time of puberty
- May be slightly more common in girls
Hypermobile individuals may be prone to tendonitis.
Inflammation and microtearing may be present.
- Tendinosis associated with repetitive motion/overuse activities
- Can also see with inflammatory rheumatic disease
- Tendonitis associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotic use
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Cabana, Michael D., editor. "Tendonitis and Tendinosis." 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617520/all/Tendonitis_and_Tendinosis.
Tendonitis and Tendinosis. In: Cabana MD, ed. 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617520/all/Tendonitis_and_Tendinosis. Accessed October 18, 2019.
Tendonitis and Tendinosis. (2019). In Cabana, M. D. (Ed.), 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617520/all/Tendonitis_and_Tendinosis
Tendonitis and Tendinosis [Internet]. In: Cabana MD, editors. 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 October 18]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617520/all/Tendonitis_and_Tendinosis.
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