A bursa protects joints and tendons by providing smooth and easy surfaces for the joint to move over. The knee has up to 11 bursa sacs. The infrapatella bursa is located below the patella. When the bursa becomes aggravated, pain and swelling may occur in the lower patella and upper tibia areas. Infrapatella Bursitis may, also, occur with Jumpers Knee.
What is it?
Infrapatella Bursitis is the inflammation of the infrapatella bursa.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include kneecap pain, swelling in the knee, and other symptoms similar to Jumpers Knee.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location and testing strength and range of motion limitations. Testing may further include biomechanical assessments and report of patient history or activity.
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