housemaid's knee definition

  • noun:
    • A swelling associated with the bursa in front of the patella underneath the skin, brought on by traumatization, such as that brought about by extortionate kneeling.
    • Swelling for the bursa prior to the kneecap.
    • a swelling on the leg, because of an enlargement of the bursa right in front for the kneepan; -- so called because often happening in servant girls who work upon their legs.
    • swelling associated with bursa within the leg (considering trauma or excessive kneeling)

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