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Prepatellar Bursitis

Basics Description Prepatellar bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in front of the patella. Bursae are located between structures to reduce friction. These sacs are lined with a membranous synovium that produces and absorbs fluid; they are subject to acute or chronic trauma or infection and to low-grade inflammatory conditions such as gout, […]

Knee Anatomy and Examination

Basics Description Anatomy of the knee consists of compartments, bones, menisci, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. 3 compartments: Medial, lateral, and patellofemoral Bones: Patella: Serves as fulcrum to aid knee extension Medial and lateral menisci: Fibrocartilaginous structures in medial and lateral femorotibial compartments Aid in joint lubrication and nutrition and in load distribution across articular […]

A Patient’s Guide to Prepatellar Bursitis

Introduction

Prepatellar bursitis is the inflammation of a small sac of fluid located in front of the kneecap. This inflammation can cause many problems in the knee.

This guide will help you understand

how prepatellar bursitis develops why the condition causes problems what can be done for your pain

Anatomy

Where is the prepatellar bursa, […]