Excision, olecranon bursa

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What is an Excision, olecranon Bursa?

An Excision, olecranon Bursa is a procedure to remove a bursa sac located near the elbow. A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between the bones and tendons in a joint.

Why would I get an Excision, olecranon Bursa?

This procedure may be recommended if the bursa becomes swollen and painful or if there is infection in the surrounding tissue.

What happens during an Excision, olecranon Bursa?

The doctor will make a small incision over the bursa and remove the swollen sac. The incision may be closed with stitches or left open to heal.

What to expect after an Excision, olecranon Bursa?

After the procedure, the area may be bandaged and you may be given antibiotics or a steroid medication to reduce swelling and help the tissue heal. You may experience some pain and discomfort following the procedure, and your doctor may recommend physical therapy to help you regain strength and mobility in your arm.

Conclusion

An Excision, olecranon Bursa is a procedure to remove a bursa near the elbow. It is usually recommended if the bursa is enlarged and causing pain or symptoms of infection.During the procedure, the swollen bursa is removed and the incision may be closed or left open to heal. After the procedure, the area may be bandaged and you may experience some pain, discomfort and swelling which can be managed with medication and physical therapy.

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