Prepatellar bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right knee anterior swelling - Few weeks. No trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 65 yrs
Gender: Male

There is reduction of medial and lateral femoro-tibial compartment space. There are marginal osteophytes from peri-articular surface of femur, tibia and patella. There is no lytic or sclerotic bony lesion.

There is pre-patellar soft tissue swelling.


There is fluid collection anterior to patella with few septa, fat nodules.It measures about 40 x 40 x 15 mm.  It approximately measures about 40 x 40 x 15 mm. There is no internal vascularity.There is increased peri-focal vascularity.

Patellar cortex is intact. Patellar tendon is normal. There is no superficial and deep intra-patellar bursitis. There is no supra-patellar joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest pre-patellar bursitis with changes of degenerative joint disease of femoro-tibial compartment.

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Case information

rID: 49062
Published: 11th Nov 2016
Last edited: 9th Feb 2017
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