Prepatellar bursitis
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Prepatellar bursitis

Nick Price Advanced clinical practitioner, Emergency department at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham

NICK PRICE explains why emergency nurses should understand the pathophysiology of the conditions with which patients present and examines that of prepatellar bursitis

To provide patients with accurate and efficient clinical diagnoses, clinicians must not only acquire a sound knowledge of anatomy and clinical assessment skills, but also understand the pathophysio­logical processes related to patients’ symptoms.

Emergency Nurse. 16, 3, 20-24. doi: 10.7748/en2008.

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