housemaid's knee


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Related to housemaid's knee: prepatellar bursitis

house·maid's knee

 (hous′mādz′)
n.
See prepatellar bursitis.
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housemaid's knee

n
(Pathology) inflammation and swelling of the bursa in front of the kneecap, caused esp by constant kneeling on a hard surface. Technical name: prepatellar bursitis
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house′maid's knee′


n.
inflammation of the bursa over the front of the kneecap.
[1825–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housemaid's knee - swelling of the bursa in the knee (due to trauma or excessive kneeling)
bursitis - inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder
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Translations

housemaid's knee

n (Med) → ginocchio della lavandaia
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References in classic literature ?
I plodded conscientiously through the twenty-six letters, and the only malady I could conclude I had not got was housemaid's knee.
Why hadn't I got housemaid's knee? Why this invidious reservation?
I have not got housemaid's knee. Why I have not got housemaid's knee, I cannot tell you; but the fact remains that I have not got it.
Prepatellar bursitis aka housemaid's knee due to excessive friction when you kneel a lot.
So, after two weeks, I had had diagnoses varying from "housemaid's knee" (my mate's mum - no idea what the hell that is), bone cancer (thanks Google.
So, after two weeks, I had had diagnoses varying from 'housemaid's knee (my mate's mum - no idea what the hell that is), bone cancer (thanks Google.
How about housemaid's knee? I must say it's been a while since I've seen a good case of housemaid's knee..the last one belonged to a burly carpet layer.
Add to that, a blood group (A+) that is sensitive to allergies, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, I felt like Jerome K Jerome in Three Men in a Boat, flipping through a medical dictionary and experiencing all the symptoms of every disease from A-Z, including the housemaid's knee (which was the only one Jerome did not have).
It has been called the 'housemaid's knee' because it is often caused by repeated kneeling.
What is the medical term for the complaint known as housemaid's knee? 6.
The most common bursa involved are those in front of the kneecap (housemaid's knee), elbow, hip, and the upper arm.