Olecranon Bursitis

What is elbow (olecranon) bursitis?

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons, bones, and skin.

There are many bursae around the elbow, one of the major ones is at the tip of the elbow. This part of the elbow is called the olecranon and is part of the ulna bone.

Repeated injury or irritation of the bursa, such as falling onto the elbow or rubbing the elbow against a hard surface, irritates and inflames the bursa.

Irritation or inflammation of a bursa is called bursitis.

If you have Olecranon bursitis, you will have pain or swelling at the point of the elbow.

 

Also Known As

  • Elbow Bursitis

30 April, 2012