Prepatellar bursitis (housemaids knee)

What is prepatellar bursitis (housemaids knee)?

  • • Pain, swelling, and warmth in the prepatellar bursa
  • • Caused by repetitive trauma or overuse, such as kneeling on a hard surface.
  • • Can be affected in patients with gout.
  • • Can be infected, especially after breaks in the skin.


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