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Bursae around the knee joints

By Priyank S Chatra

Abstract

A bursa is a fluid-filled structure that is present between the skin and tendon or tendon and bone. The main function of a bursa is to reduce friction between adjacent moving structures. Bursae around the knee can be classified as those around the patella and those that occur elsewhere. In this pictorial essay we describe the most commonly encountered lesions and their MRI appearance

Topics: Iliotibial bursa; infrapatellar bursa; pes anserine bursa, Medical physics. Medical radiology. Nuclear medicine, R895-920
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.4103/0971-3026.95400
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:ec24530511aa4924aa8a8428aee3f98a
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