Ultrasound features of the deep infrapatellar bursa
The knee is one of the most complicated joints in the body. The deep infrapatellar bursa being only a small water-pocket and forming a small part of the knee. The deep infrapatellar bursa can get inflamed and cause great discomfort, especially to professional sportsmen and -women. If such a inflammation is present, a common treament option are to inject a cortisone solution into the bursa for quick relieve and healing. This study was perfomled to investigate the specific ultrasound features of a normal deep infrapatellar bursa. Thus enableing more specific and accurate diagnosis of deep infrapatellar bursitis or not, which in turn leads to quicker recovery of the patients. A total of280 males and females from various population groups were recruited for the study. Subjects were categorized into different subgroups depending on their gender, cthnicity, competitiveness in sport, sport type practised and previous knee problems. These subgroups enabled a more individual specific DIB measurement.