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Calcific prepatellar bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammed Sultan


Chronic hard painful swelling in front of the knee cap.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Multiple nodular calcifications in front of the patella.

Case Discussion

Calcific prepatellar bursitis or housemaid's knee is a chronic condition characterized by dystrophic calcifications in a chronic inflamed prepatellar bursa, which is a thin synovial lined superficial bursa anterior and slightly inferior to the patella.

Due to repetitive kneeling pressure trauma.

Scleroderma could also cause this.

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Case information

rID: 62965
Published: 6th Sep 2018
Last edited: 25th May 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

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