Pre-patellar Bursitis

What is Pre-patellar Bursitis

Also known as “housemaids knee” this is a condition affecting the small soft tissue bursa that lies over the front of the patella.  It becomes inflamed and painful.  This can occur due to repeated kneeling activities or sometimes due to a single blow to the front of the knee, for example after a fall onto the front of the knee.  It usually responds to rest, icing and anti-inflammatory medication.  If not, physiotherapy or a steroid injection may be required.