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How serious is septic bursitis in the knee?

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Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends

If untreated it is dangerous. Check with your doctor as to its cause.

In brief: Depends

If untreated it is dangerous. Check with your doctor as to its cause.
Dr. Allan Goldstein
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Moderate

This is usually treated fairly easily with drainage and antibiotics.
It depends somewhat of the specific bursa involved. Some communicate with the knee joint and some do not. I assume you are speaking about the prepatellar bursa which sits on top of the kneecap.

In brief: Moderate

This is usually treated fairly easily with drainage and antibiotics.
It depends somewhat of the specific bursa involved. Some communicate with the knee joint and some do not. I assume you are speaking about the prepatellar bursa which sits on top of the kneecap.
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