suprapatellar bursa(redirected from bursa suprapatellaris)
a large bursa between the inferior part of the femur and the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle. It usually communicates with the cavity of the knee joint and is pathologically distended with blood or synovial fluid in suprapatellar bursitis ("water on the knee").
Synonym(s): bursa suprapatellaris [TA]
an expansion of the synovial membrane of the knee that is a continuation of the articular cavity superiorly between the distal end of the shaft of the femur and the quadriceps femoris muscle and tendon. It provides a low-friction surface for the movement of knee tendons. See also subpopliteal recess.
su·pra·pa·tel·lar bur·sa(sū'pră-pă-tel'ăr bŭr'să) [TA]
A large space between the lower part of the femur and the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle. It usually communicates with the cavity of the knee joint.