prepatellar bursitis


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house·maid's knee

an adventitious occupational bursitis occurring over the area of contact when kneeling; not to be confused with infrapatellar bursitis.
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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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documented 28 cases of prepatellar bursitis, representing 21% of all knee injuries (10).
A 73-year-old retired male office worker, with a 2-year history of chronic prepatellar bursitis of his left knee, presented to our institution with the inability to ambulate and pain in the left knee.
A IT sounds like you have prepatellar bursitis, or housemaid's knee.
Prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee): This bursa is located beneath the skin and in front of the kneecap.
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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).
"Make sure not to confuse an effusion with prepatellar swelling, which indicates prepatellar bursitis," he cautioned.