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A 24-year-old female asked:

Dx w bursitis, no swelling on tip of elbow, its all inside my inner forearm. i also feel a fluid like sac. 2 weeks since the fall. normal?

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Pretty normal: Olecranon bursitis results in swelling about the posterior tip of the elbow and can sometimes cause pain too. Initial treatment is typically nsaids, rest and avoiding direct pressure on the olecranon. If necessary, this can be drained but recurrence is common.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Olecranon bursitis: Occurs at the tip if the back of the elbow . The bursa protects the skin from the bone but at times get inflamed chronically from trauma or even infection. Fullness in the joint or anterior area may come from a swollen joint, the bursa and joint are two different areas

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