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Knee Bursitis

Knee bursitis facts

  • A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between moving tissuesof the body.
  • There are three major bursae of the knee.
  • Bursitis is usually not infectious, but the bursa can become infected.
  • Treatment of noninfectious bursitis includes rest, ice, and medications for inflammation and pain. Infectious bursitis is treated with antibiotics, aspiration, and surgery. Continue Reading
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Reviewed on 10/30/2015