Document Type : Case Report
1 Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India
Introduction: Inflammation of the infrapatellar bursa results from various causes like trauma, infection and overuse. Superficial skin or soft tissue infection can also lead to occasional septic bursitis. Infrapatellar bursa has two parts, superficial and deep bursae. Superficial bursa inflammation reactive to adjacent superficial skin infection may occasionally lead to secondary bursitis.
Case Presentation: We report a rare finding of acute right knee pain with extraordinary amount of fluid collection within superficial part of infrapatellar bursa in an elderly male patient. A secondary, septic and massive superficial infrapatellar bursitis was unusual in its appearance mimicking neoplastic lesion. Judicious use of clinical assessment and imaging helped to diagnose the condition.
Conclusion: Early diagnosis and treatment of bursitis can ensure optimal outcome and it can be used to check further complications. Atypical presentation of any bursitis should be acknowledged and the judici