prepatellar bursitis


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Related to prepatellar bursitis: Infrapatellar bursitis

house·maid's knee

an adventitious occupational bursitis occurring over the area of contact when kneeling; not to be confused with infrapatellar bursitis.

prepatellar bursitis

Etymology: L, prae, before, patella + Gk, byrsa, wineskin, itis, inflammation
an inflammation of the bursa in front of the patella and beneath the skin over the site.
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PREPATELLAR BURSITIS

prepatellar bursitis

An inflammation of the bursa anterior to the patella, with accumulation of fluid. It may be seen in those who have to kneel frequently or continually while working. Synonym: carpetlayer's knee; housemaid's knee; roofer's knee See: illustration
See also: bursitis
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Kerr and Carpenter first described arthroscopic excision of the prepatellar bursa, in 1990, in which they reported on three cases of prepatellar bursitis that had failed nonoperative treatment.
2) The investigators reported on 19 cases of refractory prepatellar bursitis.
Causes and symptoms are similar to those for prepatellar bursitis listed above.
Surgery is rarely required, particularly in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee), patellar tendinitis (jumper's knee), and prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee).
By contrast, nonseptic patients with prepatellar bursitis are relatively easy to treat.
Make sure not to confuse an effusion with prepatellar swelling, which indicates prepatellar bursitis," he cautioned.