prepatellar bursitis


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Related to prepatellar bursitis: Infrapatellar bursitis

pre·pa·tel·lar bursitis

 (prē′pə-tĕl′ər)
n.
A swelling of the bursa in front of the patella just beneath the skin, caused by trauma, such as that brought about by excessive kneeling. Also called housemaid's knee.
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Its actual name is prepatellar bursitis which may be painful or symptomless.
The medical name for housemaid's knee is prepatellar bursitis.
Complicated soft tissue infection with prepatellar bursitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus in an immunocompetent host: Case report and review.