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Dr. Mary Engrav
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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?

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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Bursa (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Killian
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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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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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How long of an incision is there when you repair a bersa and remove bone spurs feom the elbow?

How long of an incision is there when you repair a bersa and remove bone spurs feom the elbow?

Olecranon bursitis: The incision to remove the olecranon bursa is typically 1.5-2 inches long over the point of elbow. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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?

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?

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 ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Rekant
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Popeye elbow...Large sac of fluid on elbow. What is this?

Popeye elbow...Large sac of fluid on elbow.  What is this?

Olecranon bursitis: Sounds like bursitis but your physician would know better after evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Popowitz
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Fell on elbow, diagnosis w bursitis. 2 weeks of motrin/ice. Inner forearm swollen, not tip if the elbow. Also have a sm fluid filled sac in the area. Normal?

Fell on elbow, diagnosis w bursitis. 2 weeks of motrin/ice. Inner forearm swollen, not tip if the elbow. Also have a sm fluid filled sac in the area. Normal?

Normal: Sounds like classic olecranon bursitis. Avoid any friction across your elbow. Try using elbow pads if you can't avoid placing friction across your elbow. It could take weeks to months to resolve and you are predisposed to having it again in the future. Draining the fluid is usually a waste of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Mele
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I fell backward a couple of weeks ago and landed on my elbow. A significant amount of fluid but little pain. Will the fluid go away by itself.

I fell backward a couple of weeks ago and landed on my elbow. A significant amount of fluid but little pain. Will the fluid go away by itself.

Usually Does: It depends on the reason for the fluid, so it is worth getting checked. If it's blood, it can be drained, if its fluid in the elbow pad (the olecranon bursa) it can be long lasting. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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My right elbow really hurts when i push it in and turn it too side to side it feels like it needs to have a pop, it suddenly started today, what happen?

Tendinitis/bursitis: Without any history of trauma it can be due to following causes 1 lateral epicondylitis(tennis elbow)this can happen with repeatitive actions like washing windows, screwdriver or playing tennis 2medial epicondylitis(golfers elbow) it can be caused repeatitive actions like golf swings and other actions 3 olecranon bursitis inflammation bursa ar top of elbow all treated with rest and non steroidals. ...Read more

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Dr. Pietro Seni
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I wrecked on my bike and i'm pretty sure I have bursitis in my elbow. How long does it last?

I wrecked on my bike and i'm pretty sure I have bursitis in my elbow. How long does it last?

Where is located at/: It could be you have develop the so called olecranon bursa.If it is small and not inflamed could reabsorb, however in many cases need drainage and corticosteroid injections and occasionally surgical removal. ...Read more

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