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At which joints can bursitis usually occur, and what makes bursitis occur there?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Different areas

Bursitis can occur in a variety of areas with the following areas most affected.
Hip, knee, olecranon (elbow), and shoulder are the more common areas. Bursitis can occur in an area following repetitive movements, local trauma, or possibly as part of a systemic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis.

In brief: Different areas

Bursitis can occur in a variety of areas with the following areas most affected.
Hip, knee, olecranon (elbow), and shoulder are the more common areas. Bursitis can occur in an area following repetitive movements, local trauma, or possibly as part of a systemic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis.
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Hip and shoulder

There are many bursa in the body.
The bursa helps deal with friction caused by tissue sliding on another tissue. They are common where muscles go over bone. The most common ones to get inflamed are the bursa in the shoulder and outside of the hip.

In brief: Hip and shoulder

There are many bursa in the body.
The bursa helps deal with friction caused by tissue sliding on another tissue. They are common where muscles go over bone. The most common ones to get inflamed are the bursa in the shoulder and outside of the hip.
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