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What is knee bursitis?

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Your knees each have a bursa sac that’s filled with fluid. Sometimes they get inflamed or infected.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Prepatellar (Kneecap) Bursitis.”

National Health Services: “Treating bursitis.”

MayoClinic.org: “Knee bursitis: Self-management,” “Knee bursitis: Treatment.”

A Healthier Michigan: “Grow Your Garden Without Aches and Pains.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Prepatellar (Kneecap) Bursitis.”

National Health Services: “Treating bursitis.”

MayoClinic.org: “Knee bursitis: Self-management,” “Knee bursitis: Treatment.”

A Healthier Michigan: “Grow Your Garden Without Aches and Pains.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

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