Knee & Shoulder Surgeon - Orthopedic Specialist
Knee & Shoulder Surgeon - Dr. Amyn Rajani
M.S Orth (Gold Medallist), D-Orth, MBBS
Knee and Shoulder Surgeon
(Arthroscopy & Joint Reconstruction)
Orthopaedic Arthroscopy Knee & Shoulder Clinic (OAKS)

Pre-Patellar Bursitis

top of knee pain
» 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.

prepatellar bursitis
» Causes :
  • Direct Trauma
  • Repetitive Kneeling

  • » Clinical Features :
    > Pain and swelling in front of the knee

    » Management :
    Conservative Management :
    • NSAIDs
    • Local ice therapy
    • Eliminate pressure overlying patella
    • Prepatellar bursa injection (refractory cases)

    Surgical Management :
    Rarely indicated. Excision of the bursa

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