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Injection or aspiration of pes anserine bursa

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Anserine Bursitis

Based on contributions from Dr Elspeth Wise and Dr Alan Walker on behalf of the Primary Care Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine Society





  • the anserine bursa is located inferiorly to the knee joint on the medial aspect of the upper calf beneath the conjoined tendons of sartorius, gracilis and semi-tendinosis at the level of the tibial tuberosity

  • when present, patients may complain of an aching pain on the medial aspect of the knee and localized tenderness to palpation

  • the bursa is injected at the central point of the tender area with the patient either sitting or resting on an examination couch

Three muscles to Pes Anserine bursa - standing

 

 

Three muscles to Pes Anserine bursa - seated

 

 

Pes anserine bursa - surface anatomy

 

 

Pes Anserine bursa site - labelled

 

 

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Bursitis of the knee video - different types of bursitis

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