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Knee Tendon Bursitis
Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention and Treatment

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Knee tendon bursitis also known as pes anserine bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa that is located between the tibia and tendons present on the inside of the knee. This condition occurs when the bursa is irritated that causes it to produce extra fluid, which causes swelling and increases pressure to other parts of the knee. 

What is Knee Tendon Bursitis?

It is the condition wherein bursa near the knee joint becomes inflamed. It usually occurs over the kneecap or inner side of the knee, but other areas of the knee bursa may also get affected. 

Knee Tendon Bursitis and it's Causes

What are the causes of Knee Tendon Bursitis?

Common causes of knee bursitis include:

  • Continuous and sustained pressure on the knees
  • Overuse or strenuous activity resulting in inflammation of the bursa
  • A direct injury to the knee
  • Bacterial or other infections of the bursa
  • Complications happening from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout or other conditions of the knee
References: 
  • Knee Tendon Bursitis. Medicince Net. Available at: https://www.medicinenet.com/knee_bursitis/article.htm Accessed on June 9, 2020.
  • Knee Tendon Bursitis. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/knee-bursitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20355501 Accessed on June 9, 2020.
  • Knee Tendon Bursitis. OrthoInfo. Available at: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/pes-anserine-knee-tendon-bursitis Accessed on June 9, 2020.
  • Knee Tendon Bursitis. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/understanding-bursitis-treatment Accessed on June 9, 2020.
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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