A 43-year-old member asked:
i injured my elbow about two weeks ago and developed olecranon bursitis. when will it stop?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Coats II answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It may not: Although usually self limited, olecranon bursitis may cause a persistent bump on the tip of the elbow. Ice, steroids and protective braces are used to decrease the swelling around the elbow bursa. Persistent fluid may be drained in the office, but often returns and may become infected. The swelling itself is not harmful. If painful, surgical excision may be required. The entire bursa is removed.
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
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