Mega calcification in the infra patellar bursa

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Since six years swelling right knee after fall trauma. Difficulty kneeling and walking.

Patient Data

Age: 95 years old
Gender: Female

A large calcification projecting below the patella, in front of the patellar tendon.

Case Discussion

Calcific bursitis manifests as a result of a chronic inflammatory process that leads to calcification of the bursa, Inflammation, if chronic, leads to the formation of calcium deposits that tend to remain even after treatment.

Infra patellar bursitis may occur due to acute trauma, fall / direct blow on to the knee, infection, or crystal deposition disease (infra-patellar bursitis is more common in people with gout or pseudo gout).


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Case information

rID: 60677
Published: 30th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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