» Introduction :
The prepatellar bursa is located between the front of the knee cap (called the patella) and the overlying skin. This bursa allows the knee cap to slide freely underneath the skin as we bend and straighten our knees.
It is the inflammation of this bursa in front of the knee cap (patella) which is called pre-patella bursitis.
» Causes :
» Clinical Features :
> Pain and swelling in front of the knee
» Management :
Conservative Management :
Surgical Management :
- Local ice therapy
- Eliminate pressure overlying patella
- Prepatellar bursa injection (refractory cases)
Rarely indicated. Excision of the bursa