housemaid's knee

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swelling of the bursa in the knee (due to trauma or excessive kneeling)

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Open excision of the prepatellar bursa for the surgical treatment of chronic prepatellar bursitis has been complicated by hypesthesia, painful scar formation, and poor scar cosmesis.
All cases had bacteremia, including one pair with necrotizing fasciitis, one pair with prepatellar bursitis, three pairs with soft tissue infection, and one pair with soft tissue infection and peritonitis.
Winter FE, Runyon EH: Prepatellar bursitis caused by Mycobacterium marinum (balnei).
A IT sounds like you have prepatellar bursitis, or housemaid's knee.
Surgery is rarely required, particularly in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee), patellar tendinitis (jumper's knee), and prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee).