The Prepatellar Bursa is located between the front of the Kneecap (called the Patella) and the overlying skin. This bursa allows the Kneecap to slide freely underneath the skin as we bend and straighten our Knees.
It is the inflammation of this bursa in front of the Kneecap (Patella) which is called Prepatellar Bursitis.
Rarely indicated. Excision of the bursa