Which conditions are associated with pes anserine bursitis?

Updated: May 22, 2020
  • Author: P Mark Glencross, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAPMR; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Conditions associated with pes anserine bursitis include the following:

  • Degenerative joint disease of the knee – As many as 75% of patients with such disease may have symptoms of pes anserine bursitis

  • Obesity (especially in middle-aged women)

  • Valgus knee deformity, alone or in combination with collateral instability – This appears to increase the risk of pes anserine bursitis or tendinitis [11]

  • Pes planus (ie, flat foot) – This may predispose patients to pes anserine bursitis and to other problems in the medial knee

  • Sporting activities that require side-to-side movement or cutting

  • Local trauma, exostosis, and tendon tightness

  • Diabetes – Although diabetes was linked to bursitis in 2 studies, [12] the extent to which patients were able to control the diabetes was not documented

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