Superficial infrapatellar bursitis
Last revised by Joachim Feger ◉ on 24 Jul 2022
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Morgan M, Feger J, El-Feky M, et al. Superficial infrapatellar bursitis. Reference article, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 22 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-32225
19 Nov 2014, Matt A. Morgan ◉
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Infrapatellar bursitis (or clergyman's knee) occurs with inflammation of bursae around the insertion of the distal patellar tendon. The inflamed bursa may be:
- superficial/subcutaneous: anterior to the distal patellar tendon
- deep: posterior to the distal patellar tendon, in the region of the infrapatellar fat pad (Hoffa's fat pad).
Inflammation of an infrapatellar bursa is well detected on either targeted musculoskeletal ultrasound or on MRI.
Infrapatellar bursitis may be a component of Osgood-Schlatter disease.
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