Infrapatellar bursitis

Case contributed by Kamil Bekalarek


Knee pain. Medial meniscal tear suspected.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Superficially to distal insertion of patellar tendon, a circumscribed fluid collection with dimensions 36 x 10 x 34 mm with the single septa within.

Horizontal tear in posterior horn and body of medial meniscus reaching the tibial joint surface.

A moderate amount of fluid in the suprapatellar recess.

Case Discussion

Described findings are consistent with infrapatellar bursitis also called clergyman's knee

There are two types of infrapatellar bursae: superficial and deep localized respectively: anterior and posterior in relation to the patellar tendon.

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Case information

rID: 71504
Published: 8th Oct 2019
Last edited: 25th Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Telediagnosis

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