Prepatellar Bursitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Divakara Kedlaya, MBBS; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is included in the workup of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

How is prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee) treated?

What is the pathophysiology of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is the pathophysiology of nonseptic prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is the pathophysiology of septic prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is the pathophysiology of hemorrhagic prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is the prevalence of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What are the sexual predilections of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is the prognosis of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What causes prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Prepatellar Bursitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is the role of injection in the workup of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy (PT) in the treatment of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is the role of occupational therapy (OT) in the treatment of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

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

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Prepatellar Bursitis?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Prepatellar Bursitis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Prepatellar Bursitis?

Follow-up

What is included in conservative treatment of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

How is prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee) prevented?

What is the prognosis of prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?

What is included in patient education about prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee)?