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Medical Library Topics Olecranon bursitis

Olecranon bursitis


With olecranon bursitis, the small sac of fluid on the tip of the elbow (olecranon bursa) is inflamed.


Discomfort, swelling, and pain when moving the elbow are some symptoms.


Treatments include rest, ice, medications, and sometimes drainage and injection with a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation.

Last Updated: June 13th, 2017