Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)

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This condition is an inflammation of the prepatellar bursa, a fluid-filled sac that covers the front of the kneecap. Prepatellar bursitis results in pain and swelling at the front of the knee.

What is prepatellar bursitis?

This detailed video describes prepatellar bursitis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options for prepatellar bursitis include rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medications. A physician may drain fluid from a swollen bursa to help the knee heal. Bursitis that is caused by an infection may be treated with antibiotics. If these methods are not successful, surgery may be required.