Clergyman's knee | definition of clergyman's knee by Medical dictionary
clergyman's knee Inflammation and swelling of the BURSA in front of the knee cap (patella) allegedly from excessively prolonged pressure during prayer. Prepatellar bursitis is uncommon in these less fervent days.
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Doctors tell me they used to call it Clergyman's Knee
but nowadays few ministers suffer from it!
He told me that this used to be called Clergyman's Knee
but nowadays few clergy have the problem!