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Elbow (olecranon) bursitis cause?

Elbow (olecranon) bursitis cause?

Trauma, infxn, gout: Most common cause is student's elbow, from the repetitive resting on one's elbow. Infections are also common especially if fever, redness or warmth are present. In people with gout, bursitis can happen here. A rheumatologist and orthopedist are specialists who diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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Bursitis (Definition)

Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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How do you know if you have olecranon bursitis?

How do you know if you have olecranon bursitis?

Bursitis: In the absence of recent trauma, pain and swelling over the back of the elbow may suggest the presence of olecranon bursitis. ...Read more

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What is elbow (olecranon) bursitis?

Olecranon bursitis: Olecranon bursitis includes pain, swelling, and inflammation of the olecranon bursa at the back of the elbow. ...Read more

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I injured my elbow about two weeks ago and developed olecranon bursitis. When will it stop?

I injured my elbow about two weeks ago and developed olecranon bursitis. When will it stop?

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. ...Read more

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What is a cause for bursitis?

Irritation: A bursa is a normal part of the body over a prominence. We have them over the back of the elbow, front of the knee cap, on the top of the shoulder, and the outside of the hip (to name a few). They also the skin to move freely over the underlying bone and soft tissues. Normally thin, they become thick and painful with irritation. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of bursitis?

Irritation : There are bursa all over your body. They are potential sacks of fluid like deflated deflated balloons. They can fill up with fluid after an injury or in response to irritation. They are found over bony prominence like the knee or the elbow. They can be found deep like in the shoulder wear a tendon rubs over a bone. They can become chronically inflamed or even infected. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of bursitis?

3 main causes: Bursitis is an inflammation of the burse and is commonly caused by: 1. overuse injury 2. direct trauma to area 3. response to injury to surrounding tissue (e.g., subacromial bursitis secondary to underlying partial thickness rotator cuff tear) ...Read more