U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 16-year-old male asked:

I have injured my left knee 3 times. all resulting in the bursting of my bursa sac. the second to last time was larger than usual and it hurt more tha?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Good news though: Tx of burst or ruptured bursae is rarely invasive & does not typically require surgical intervention.In severe cases, needle aspiration & injection of steroids to reduce the amount of inflammation may be necessary. Usual treatments include ice compresses, rest, elevation of the joint , take Ibuprofen or naproxen. If infected , you will need antibiotics & recovery may be longer than 2-3 weeks.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.