Medical Definition of Prepatellar bursitis

Prepatellar bursitis: Inflammation of the bursa that is positioned in front of the kneecap (patella). Prepatellar bursitis commonly occurs as a result of repeated trauma to the knee such as from kneeling on hard surfaces in an occupation. Also known as housemaid's knee and roofer's knee.

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