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suprapatellar bursa

 

Definition: a large bursa between the inferior part of the femur and the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle. It usually communicates with the cavity of the knee joint and is pathologically distended with blood or synovial fluid in suprapatellar bursitis (“water on the knee”).

Synonym(s): bursa suprapatellarisTA

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