Superficial infrapatellar bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Non-traumatic origin of left anterior knee swelling for 2 weeks.


Localized fluid collection with thin septa and without wall vascularity is noted superficial to distal patellar tendon.

Approximate size - 25 x 24 x 7 mm

Patellar tendon  - Intact with normal echogenicity.

Hoffa’s fat pad – Homogeneous echogenicity. No mass lesion.

Case Discussion

Findings favor superficial infrapatellar bursitis.

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Case information

rID: 32224
Published: 19th Nov 2014
Last edited: 30th Aug 2019
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