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

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Dr. Robert Coats II
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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