A disorder of TENDONS characterized by COLLAGEN degeneration, other changes to tenocytes and the EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX, and a lack of inflammatory cells. It is caused by aging, MICROTRAUMA, or vascular compromise. Tendinosis is not a clinical diagnosis and can be confirmed only by histopathological findings.
Inflammation of TENDONS. It is characterized by the degeneration of tendons accompanied by an inflammatory repair response, fibroblastic proliferation, and formation of granulation tissue. Tendinitis is not a clinical diagnosis and can be confirmed only by histopathological findings.