The inflammation of a bursa, which is a small, fluid-filled sac at the knee joint, is known as Knee bursitis. The bursa helps in reducing the friction between the bones. The symptoms of this disease include swelling, warmth, tenderness, and redness in the knee area.
The estimated yearly incidence in Argentina, is 1.8 per one million inhabitants. Even though no data exist in children, the estimated incidence is significantly lower in the pediatric age group. The Knee bursitis in initial stages can be treated by self-care and upon progression can be treated by anti-inflammatory and pain medications. The self-care includes usage of ice and rest. The medication involves aspirin, paracetamol or ibuprofen, corticosteroids and antibiotics. Occasionally, aspiration of the fluid is also required.