The knee is the largest joint in the body. It was designed for stability, mobility and for bearing weight. The knee is made up of four bones and three different bone-to-bone joints. These is the patella-femoral joint, tibio-femoral joint, and the tibio-fibular joint. The knee joint itself is surrounded by eleven separate bursae. A bursa is a fluid filled sack that is used to help reduce friction between tendons, and also between tendons and bones. The following are the four major bursae in the knee:
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First begin by avoiding the activities that produce any pain in the injured area. Then try the following suggestions:
Normally, patients respond well to conservative treatment of knee bursitis. PLEASE NOTE: that once the pain and swelling has been reduced and motion and strength are restored, the patient should gradually return to full mobility and function. In general, full return to all activity will take anywhere from two to six weeks depending on the severity of the injury. As a preventive measure individuals should:
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