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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

Bursa (Definition)

The bursa is a sac of fluid within a joint in ...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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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
Daily
Take anti-inflammatories to address pain
Daily
Try physical therapy to help recovery
1 Hrs, Weekly for 14 days
Take breaks when using your elbow during activities
Daily
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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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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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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Use a Tennis Elbow strap
Daily
Take NSAIDS (e.g. Aleve)
2x day
Perform stretching exercises
10 Min, 4x day for 3 Weeks
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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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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Rest and avoid playing tennis until problem resolves
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Take NSAID medication to reduce pain and swelling
Daily
Consider wearing a brace to alleviate the pain
Once
Do physical therapy to strengthen muscle of forearm
3x week
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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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