Subcutaneous prepatellar bursa

Subcutaneous prepatellar bursa / 3D image and Description

Subcutaneous prepatellar bursa / 3D image and Description

Subcutaneous prepatellar bursa Anatomy

Subcutaneous Prepatellar Bursa is situated in front of the patella bone.

Functions

Acts as a cushion between bone and skin reducing friction between both.

Clinical

Prepatellar bursitis or ‘housemaid’s knee’ is a common injury to the bursa. The bursa becomes swollen due to repetitive work in a kneeling position.