Deep infrapatellar bursitis

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli


Right knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

Right knee


Mild joint effusion.

Bursal distension posterior to the patellar tendon with hyperintense fluid surrounded by thick synovium.

Case Discussion

Deep infrapatellar bursitis is an uncommon condition and could be an isolated finding in children. MRI can be a diagnostic imaging modality and helpful for the detection of concurrent knee joint synovitis and exclude other pathologies.

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