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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/

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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

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I ruptured my bursa sac in my knee on 6/19. Went to the ER and they drained 50cc of blood. Any treatment I can do besides RICE to speed up swelling?

See details: You did not rupture anything. You simply bled into the bursa as a result of trauma. Give it time to heal. Continue with RICE.

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My son play high level hockey. His bursa sac was inflamed and he has been icing it. He just played a game and said the fluid is gone and his elbow hur?

Bursitis elbow: I assume you are talking about the bursa over the elbow which originally had fluid in it. After the hockey game it sounds like the bursa sac ruptured. This would give pain and inflammation. If the elbow moves well and the patient can do a push-up easily, the bursa simply released the fluid after trauma and the symptoms should go away quickly. X-ray if the pain will not allow a push-up

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My Bursa Sac on the elbow burst today through some thin skin with blood should I worry enough to go to the ER with no insurance?

My Bursa Sac on the elbow burst today through some thin skin with blood should I worry enough to go to the ER with no insurance?

Yes: Yes, I know it may be worrisome to go to the Er when you don't have insurance, but you definitely need to be seen and treated appropriately for it. The problem is that if it is not treated correctly it runs a fairly high risk of infection setting in and that can become a much bigger (and more costly) problem. An urgent care place would be another option.

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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.

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Hi. I hit my left elbow rather hard about 2 months ago against a wall. A bursa sac formed. It is not tender, sore or red. When I press hard on my elbow, I can feel some light pain on the bone. Do I need to go for x-rays?

Hi. I hit my left elbow rather hard about 2 months ago against a wall. A bursa sac formed. It is not tender, sore or red. When I press hard on my elbow, I can feel some light pain on the bone. Do I need to go for x-rays?

YES: You probably have traumatic bursitis with possible fluid accumulation (effusion). I suggest an orthopedic evaluation or exam at local UC clinic. If fluid is present, it may have to be drained.

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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.

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What is the best treatment for tennis elbow?

What is the best treatment for tennis elbow?

Begin with rest: Begin with rest and activity modificaiton. Do not pull or lift things with your elbows locked out. Antiinflammatories can help, if you don't see an improvement with conservative measures sometimes surgery is indicated.

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What's the best treatment for very dark elbows and knees?

What's the best treatment for very dark elbows and knees?

None: Unless there is another problem like itching or burning, there is nothing in the line of treatment available. There may be good cosmetic products you might find. If you really want my "truth", i'd offer an opinion that you talk to a therapist that can help you with your self esteem and self image. Where you live may be part of the issue. I hope you find other ways to value yourself. You'll like it.

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I have tennis/golf elbow. What is the best treatment for this?

I have tennis/golf elbow. What is the best treatment for this?

Tennis elbow: Tennis elbow often responds to anti inflammatories and eccentric stretching. A regular ortho can help you. Look at prp vs steroid injections. If a tennis elbow strap and basic exercise is not helping then consider visiting your ortho.

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Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Elbow rash: Elbow rashes in children may be due to eczema or psoriasis. Both may respond to steroids, but for best results see a dermatologist for treatment.

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What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

Many options: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counterforce strap bracing, nsaids, and avoidance of the activity that aggravates. Occasionally a wrist brace is used and steroid injections can be considered for cases lasting months that don't respond. Surgery is rarely indicated.

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What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

Time, activity mod: The condition tends to become chronic and becomes difficult to eradicate, no matter what the treatment. You've probably had standard treatment, including pt and injections. Specific soft tissue mobilization techniques have been helpful, and "blood patch" or platelet rich plasma injections have been coming in to vogue. Surgery is reserved for the most chronic & severe cases.

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What is the treatment for for patients with dislocated elbow?

What is the treatment for for patients with dislocated elbow?

Relocate the Elbow: The first thing that needs to be done is to put the elbow joint back in place. This is an urgent issue and needs to be done quickly to avoid long term damage. After the elbow is relocated, the doctor or surgeon will need to assess the stability. If the elbow is unstable surgery may be required. If the elbow is stable it may only need a splint for a short time and then range of motion exercises.

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Blood is coming out of elbows and toes. Unable to find out thereason for this. What is this called and what is the treatment?

Blood is coming out of elbows and toes. Unable to find out thereason for this. What is this called and what is the treatment?

???: Need to be a little more specific in terms of what you mean when "blood is coming out".

Bursa (Definition)

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