Suprapatellar Bursa

The suprapatellar bursa lies between the distal femur and the quadriceps tendon, permitting movement of the tendon. The knee, like other freely movable joints, has several closed, fluid-filled sacs called bursae associated with it. Each bursa has an inner lining of synovial membrane, which may be continuous with the synovial membrane of a nearby joint cavity. Bursae act as cushions and aid the movement of tendons that glide over such bony parts or over other tendons. The names of the bursae...

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    [Continued from above] . . . indicate their locations; for example, a suprapatellar bursa, a prepatellar bursa, and an infrapatellar bursa.