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Bursitis of the Knee

Bursitis of the Knee

Bursitis of the knee

Bursitis of the knee is inflammation of the bursa found between the front of the kneecap (patella) and the skin.

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions and lubricates areas of the body where friction is likely to occur. Examples of such areas include between two bones, between a tendon or ligament and a bone, and between bone and skin.

By Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
Last Revised September 27, 2012

Last Revised: September 27, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

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