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Bursa (Definition)

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


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Hi Doctor, I am diagnosed with 'Moderate synovial effusion extending till suprapatellar bursa'. What does this mean?

Hi Doctor, I am diagnosed with 'Moderate synovial effusion extending till suprapatellar bursa'. What does this mean?

Knee effusion: It means you have an abnormal amount of fluid in your knee joint. This is never normal and can come from a variety of problems but is usually from an injury to the ligaments of the knee. You need to ask the doctor who ordered this imaging study for more information about the cause of this problem and recommended therapy. ...Read more

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How can you fix bursa on the shoulder?

You can't.: The bursa in the shoulder is a potential space between the acromion (bone on top of the shoulder) and the rotator cuff. If you have a bursitis, you can treat it with an occasional steroid injection. If the pain persists you may need to have a surgery to take out the bursa. Get an evaluation with a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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Do thumbs have bursa?

No: There is a bursa at the level of the wrist involving the flexor polices longs tendon but not in the thumb itself. ...Read more

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What's subacromial bursa?

What's  subacromial bursa?

Normal structure: Its a fluid filled sack between the rotator cuff and the acromion. It resides below the acromion, hence "sub-acromial". It functions to help the rotator cuff glide smoothly below the acromial bone. When a sub acromial bone spur irritates it, you get subacromial bursitis, or impingement syndrome of the shoulder. This can be painful, and a risk factor for rotator cuff tears in the future. Its usually treated with anti-inflammatory meds, pt, and rest. If not better, a work up is warranted. ...Read more

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What is a good way to shrink bursa sac of the knee?

Bursa sac: Swelling of the bursa surrounding the knee which is called "prepatellar bursitis" can be addressed with serial ice applications over a towel that is placed on the knee for 10-15 minutes at a time. Avoid kneeling and hyperflexing of the knee and place a compressive bandage as an additional treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done for a tiny amount of fluid in subdeltoid bursa?

What can be done for a tiny amount of fluid in subdeltoid bursa?

Bursitis treatment: Subacromial bursal fluid can arise from an irritated bursa, a partial or full thickness rotator cuff tear, or injured acromioclavicular joint. Management depends upon the gravity and etiology. Steroid injections may be useful for any/all entities mentioned, combined with physical therapy, rest, & NSAIDs. Surgery may be necessary for recalcitrant symptoms that are unresponsive to nonop therapy > 3m ...Read more