Servant’s knee, or prepatellar bursitis, is defined as the swelling in the front of the kneecap. Normally, there is a fluid-filled sac called the bursa in this region, but these sacs are too small to be felt normally.
In some cases, fluid accumulation occurs in it and the table described as bursitis occurs.
Why does Prepatellar Bursitis (Maid’s Sequence) occur?
Maid knee problem can be due to traumatic or infection. There are situations that are traumatic, a single trauma such as falling on one’s knee, or repetitive minor traumas, such as those that occur with housekeepers and prayers that are constantly wiping the floor.
The situation that occurs due to infection, on the other hand, with the effect of some bacteria, the inner fluid-filled sac called bursa becomes inflamed and swells. Therefore, Prepatellar Bursitis occurs.
In maid knee problem, there is a soft and painless swelling in front of the kneecap. If an infection has also occurred in the area, redness and heat increase also occur on the swelling.
Prepatellar bursitis, i.e. maid knee, can be treated with various methods. In problems caused by acute trauma, the contents are emptied with an injector and then compression with an elastic bandage is applied.
In problems caused by repetitive trauma, the bursa is removed. Surgical drainage is applied in conjunction with antibiotic therapy in cases of infection.