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What is knee bursitis?
The knee joint is surrounded by three
major bursae. At the tip of the knee, over the kneecap bone, is
the prepatellar bursa. This bursa can become inflamed (prepatellar
bursitis) from direct trauma to the front of the knee. This commonly
occurs when maintaining a prolonged kneeling position. It has been referred
to as "housemaid's knee," "roofer's knee," and "carpet
layer's knee," based on the patient's
associated occupational histories.