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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?

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mary Engrav
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