patellar bursae

patellar bursae

knee joint bursae; allow free movement of deep tissues across one another, and movement of skin across underlying tissues, e.g. when kneeling
  • deep patellar bursae suprapatellar bursa (lying between quadriceps femoris tendon and anterior aspect of inferior femur, continuous with lining of the knee joint cavity) and deep infrapatellar bursa (lying between anterior facet of upper tibia and patellar tendon)

  • superficial patellar bursae prepatellar bursa (anterior and inferior to patella) and subcutaneous infrapatellar bursa (anterior to lower part of patellar tendon and tibial tuberosity) see Bursa