Pes anserinus bursa

Last revised by Dr Motahare Yadegarfar on 31 Aug 2022

The pes anserinus bursa is located deep to the pes anserinus tendon, which is the conjoint tendon of the sartorius, gracilis and semitendinosus. The pes anserinus bursa is superficial to the semimembranosus tendon and distal aspect of the medial collateral ligament at the posteromedial aspect of the knee. It can become inflamed and symptomatic leading to pes anserinus bursitis

It is distinct from the similarly located semimembranosus-tibial collateral ligament bursa that is seen in direct relationship to the medial aspect of the semimembranosus tendon and follows its course.

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