What does Prepatellar subcutaneous edema mean?

What does Prepatellar subcutaneous edema mean?

Prepatellar bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the front of the kneecap (patella). It occurs when the bursa becomes irritated and produces too much fluid, which causes it to swell and put pressure on the adjacent parts of the knee.

What is subcutaneous edema in the knee?

Subcutaneous fluid around the knee is associated with an increased amount of subcutaneous fat, anterior to the knee extensor mechanism. This may be caused by shearing injuries in fat with reduced elasticity associated with metabolic syndrome.

How do you treat fluid on the knee cap?


  1. R.I.C.E.—which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation—is best for minor pain directly after an injury.
  2. Compression by gently wrapping the knee with elastic bandaids.
  3. Over the counter anti-inflammatory pain medication (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
  4. Physical therapy exercises.
  5. Wearing a knee brace.

How do you get rid of a swollen knee cap?

Lifestyle and home remedies

  1. Rest. Avoid weight-bearing activities as much as possible.
  2. Ice and elevation. To control pain and swelling, apply ice to your knee for 15 to 20 minutes every two to four hours.
  3. Pain relievers.

How do you get rid of subcutaneous edema?

Lifestyle and home remedies

  1. Movement. Moving and using the muscles in the part of your body affected by edema, especially your legs, may help pump the excess fluid back toward your heart.
  2. Elevation.
  3. Massage.
  4. Compression.
  5. Protection.
  6. Reduce salt intake.

What does prepatellar bursitis feel like?

What does prepatellar bursitis feel like? Prepatellar bursitis causes pain and swelling in the area in front of the kneecap and just below. It may be very difficult to kneel down and put the knee on the floor due to the tenderness and swelling.

Is prepatellar bursitis painful?

Prepatellar bursitis typically presents with knee pain and swelling, particularly difficulty in flexing the knee. Warmth and redness of the skin over the patella are the common features of this condition.

What is anterior subcutaneous edema?

Posterior lumbar subcutaneous edema is a very frequent finding on MRI of the spine. Clinical correlation is almost always required to identify the significance of this. Due to its distribution, it is sometimes referred to colloquially as “tramp-stamp edema”.