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Bursitis of the knee is generally treated with ice packs, immobilization, and anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or aspirin. You may need injections of corticosteroids (cortisone medication) as well as exercise therapy to develop the muscles of the front of the thigh.

From: Knee Injuries and Osteoarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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Clinical Primer of Rheumatology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, edited by William Koopman, et. al., 2003. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, W B Saunders Co, edited by Shaun Ruddy, et.al., 2000.

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Clinical Primer of Rheumatology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, edited by William Koopman, et. al., 2003. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, W B Saunders Co, edited by Shaun Ruddy, et.al., 2000.

Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain on MedicineNet

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