Bursitis of the knee

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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, such as the area between two bones, a tendon or ligament and a bone, or bone and skin.

Last Updated: December 17, 2008

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Nicola Maffulli, MD, PhD - Orthopedics

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