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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-30
Bursae around the knee joints

Department of Radiology, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Priyank S Chatra
Department of Radiology, Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.95400

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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.

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