suprapatellar bursa

su·pra·pa·tel·lar bur·sa

[TA]
a large bursa between the inferior part of the femur and the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle. It usually communicates with the cavity of the knee joint and is pathologically distended with blood or synovial fluid in suprapatellar bursitis ("water on the knee").
Synonym(s): bursa suprapatellaris [TA]

suprapatellar bursa

an expansion of the synovial membrane of the knee that is a continuation of the articular cavity superiorly between the distal end of the shaft of the femur and the quadriceps femoris muscle and tendon. It provides a low-friction surface for the movement of knee tendons. See also subpopliteal recess.

su·pra·pa·tel·lar bur·sa

(sū'pră-pă-tel'ăr bŭr'să) [TA]
A large space between the lower part of the femur and the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle. It usually communicates with the cavity of the knee joint.

suprapatellar bursa

large, saccular, bursal-like extension of knee joint lining; lies between anterior inferior aspect of femur and inferior surface of quadriceps tendon
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the right knee showed increased fluid in the suprapatellar bursa and joint.
Sonographic examination of both knees was performed by the EUB 6000 (Hitachi Medical Systems, Japan) with a high frequency linear array probe, and this revealed villous hyperechoic structures projecting into the suprapatellar effusion and a hyperechoic pseudo-mass lesion in the suprapatellar bursa in the right knee (Figure 4).
When she was reevaluated, in addition to arthritis of both knees, swelling and erythema in the suprapatellar bursa was noted.