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Bursitis

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by Leach RE
 

Definition

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a thin sac that lies between bone and soft tissue near certain joints. A healthy bursa allows smooth movement of soft tissue over bone. Inflammation can make it painful to move the nearby joint.
Bursitis occurs most often in the:
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Knee
  • Hip
Bursitis in the Shoulder
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RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
http://www.sportsmed.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Orthopaedic Association
http://www.coa-aco.org

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
http://www.canorth.org

 

References


Bursitis. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center website. Available at: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare%5Fservices/spine%5Fshoulder%5Fpelvic%5Fdisorders/common%5Fdisorders%5Fspine%5Fsholder%5Fpelvis/bursitis/Pages/index.aspx. Accessed December 15, 2013.


Elbow (olecranon) bursitis. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00028. Updated January 2011. Accessed December 15, 2013.


Hip bursitis. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00409. Updated August 2007. Accessed December 15, 2013.


Prepatellar bursitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated September 5, 2012. Accessed December 15, 2013.


Questions and answers about bursitis and tendonitis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health%5FInfo/Bursitis/. Updated June 2013. Accessed December 15, 2013.


Tendonitis/bursitis. American College of Rheumatology. Available at: http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Patients/Diseases%5FAnd%5FConditions/Tendinitis%5Fand%5FBursitis/. Updated February 2013. Accessed December 15, 2013.

 

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