Pes Anserine Bursitis Questions & Answers

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: P Mark Glencross, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAPMR; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pes anserine bursitis?

What is the anatomy of the pes anserinus relevant to pes anserine bursitis?

What is the pathophysiology of pes anserine bursitis?

What causes pes anserine bursitis?

Which conditions are associated with pes anserine bursitis?

What are risk factors for pes anserine bursitis?

What is the prevalence of pes anserine bursitis in the US?

How does the prevalence of pes anserine bursitis vary by age?

Which patient groups are at highest risk for pes anserine bursitis?

What is the prognosis of pes anserine bursitis?

What information about pes anserine bursitis should patients be given?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of pes anserine bursitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pes anserine bursitis?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of pes anserine bursitis?

How is medial collateral ligament sprain differentiated from pes anserine bursitis?

How is medial meniscus injury differentiated from pes anserine bursitis?

How is medial ligament syndrome differentiated from pes anserine bursitis?

How is medial tibial condyle bone marrow edema differentiated from pes anserine bursitis?

How is osteonecrosis (death of subchondral bone due to an unknown cause) differentiated from pes anserine bursitis?

Which tumors should be included in the differential diagnoses of pes anserine bursitis?

Which bursae of the knee may cause pes anserine bursitis?

How is semimembranosus tendinitis differentiated from pes anserine bursitis?

How are stress fractures differentiated from pes anserine bursitis?

How are nerve injuries differentiated from pes anserine bursitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pes Anserine Bursitis?

Workup

How is pes anserine bursitis diagnosed?

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of pes anserine bursitis?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of pes anserine bursitis?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of pes anserine bursitis?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of pes anserine bursitis?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for pes anserine bursitis?

What is included in the conservative management of pes anserine bursitis?

What is included in a rehabilitation program for the treatment of pes anserine bursitis?

What is included in rehabilitative therapy following restrictive surgery for pes anserine bursitis?

What is the role of ultrasound and electrical stimulation in the treatment of pes anserine bursitis?

What is the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in the treatments of pes anserine bursitis?

What is the efficacy of kinesiotaping in the treatments of pes anserine bursitis?

What is the role of injections of local anesthetics or corticosteroids in the management of pes anserine bursitis?

What is the role of surgical decompression and resection in the management of pes anserine bursitis?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of pes anserine bursitis?

Medications

What is the role of drug treatment for pes anserine bursitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pes Anserine Bursitis?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs are used in the treatment of Pes Anserine Bursitis?