patellar bursa


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patellar bursa

Etymology: L, patella, small dish; Gk, byrsa, wineskin
any of the fluid-filled connective tissue sacs around the knee cap. Kinds of patellar bursae include prepatellar, and suprapatellar.

patellar bursa

Formed by several bursae located in the region of the patella; includes the suprapatellar, infrapatellar, and prepatellar bursae. Some communicate with the cavity of the knee joint.
See also: bursa