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tendinitis


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(ten-di-ny-tis)

inflammation of a tendon. It occurs most commonly after excessive overuse but is sometimes due to bacterial infection (e.g. gonorrhoea) or a generalized rheumatic disease (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis). See also jumper's knee, tennis elbow. Compare tenosynovitis.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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