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My right elbow bursa sac feels like it not there, it's sensitive when my elbow is placed on a surface, there was no specific injury that brought it on?

My right elbow bursa sac feels like it not there, it's sensitive when my elbow is placed on a surface, there was no specific injury that brought it on?

I think U mean @ --: - times U feel some pain when U lean on it. This is due 2 a tiny fold in the synovial lining of the bursa is pinched. U may even feel a little pop as this occurs. Happens 2 all @ 1 time or another. No need 2 worry unless it becomes swollen and painful. Then it's time for a visit 2 Ur ortho guy. ...Read more

Bursa (Definition)

The bursa is a sac of fluid within a joint in ...Read more


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What are treatment options for the burst bursa sac in my elbow?

What are treatment options for the burst bursa sac in my elbow?

Need more info: First you should see an orthopedic surgeon for immediate care especially if your diagnosis is correct. Not following up with care can mean pain and maybe disability in the future/ ...Read more

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4.8cm hard palpable lump next to elbow. U/s said inflammatory process but no bursa. Keflex and steroids no effect.... What should I do?

4.8cm hard palpable lump next to elbow. U/s said inflammatory process but no bursa. Keflex and steroids no effect.... What should I do?

When to wait: These often are quite irritating but usually resolve slowly over time without treatment. If they persist then there is a surgical option. ...Read more

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Bumped elbow 2 days ago. Diagnosed ruptured bursa. Wrapped+sling but arm now black and blue and while lump on elbow is gone. rest of arm has swelling.

Bumped elbow 2 days ago. Diagnosed ruptured bursa. Wrapped+sling but arm now black and blue and while lump on elbow is gone. rest of arm has swelling.

This is usual 4 this: problem. The bursa ruptures & the blood contained in it spreads, hence the B&B. It follows the laws of gravity so as U R up & about it will gravitate down toward Ur hand. This also will swell some, both from the ruptured bursa & also due 2 U perhaps even protecting it. It will gradually clear. U may feel "lumps" in the area later due 2 scaring of the lining, & it hurts when U lean on elbow. Normal ...Read more

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What happens when an injury to the elbow causes the bursae sac to leak? Does this cause long-term damage? Can it heal itself?

What happens when an injury to the elbow causes the bursae sac to leak? Does this cause long-term damage? Can it heal itself?

This : This can usually heal itself. It is important to be sure there is no other elbow injury such as a fracture. A risk is infection, and if the area became red, swollen, or the patient has a fever then they should be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Whats golfer's elbow?

Whats golfer's elbow?

Elbow pain: Tendinitis or tendinosis of the medial or inner aspect of the elbow. This is the location where the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers originate. Symptoms would include pain and weakness in that location. It is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outer aspect or lateral aspect of the elbow. ...Read more

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What is golfer's elbow?

Medial epicondylitis: Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of a family of disorders called "Insertional Tendinopathies." Essentially the attachment of the flexor-pronator muscle mass of the forearm gets a tear, which is usually microscopic, and results from a strenuous event. Golf can cause it but most cases I see are from other activities. Treatment is directed at decreasing inflammation/promote healin ...Read more

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How are broken elbows fixed?

How are broken elbows fixed?

Broken elbow?: Treatment if broken (fractured) elbows depends on the bones injured and the type of injury. Some injuries may be treated without surgery. Other injuries will require opening the elbow, lining up the broken fragments, and fixing then with metal hardware. In some cases a portion if the elbow may need to be replaced with artificial part. ...Read more