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Olecranon Bursitis

Olecranon bursa is anatomically located at the back of elbow joint and protects the bony prominence of your elbow from sudden pressure and traumatic impact. The bursa also serves as the cushioning sac that lubricates the adjoining surfaces between skin and the elbow prominence to allow free movement of skin. When the bursa becomes irritated, it can swell and become painful, leading to Olecranon Bursitis, or ‘Popeye’s elbow’.

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Inflammation of olecranon bursa is referred to as Olecranon bursitis. The inflammatory process is marked by significant swelling, redness and elevation of otherwise flat bursal sac.

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Signs and Symptoms of Olecranon Bursitis

Classic symptoms of Olecranon bursitis includes:

  • pain and discomfort in the elbow
  • abnormal swelling or lump formation
  • limitation of elbow movement
  • complete restriction of upper limb motion

Causes of Olecranon Bursitis

Olecranon bursitis is usually reported after traumatic incidents (such as direct blow or hit to the elbow joint). Other notable causes include; infection (due to puncture wounds or insect/ animal bites) and exposure to sustained pressure at the level of olecranon bursa.

Certain risk factors can increase your risk of developing Olecranon bursitis. These are involvement in certain occupational activities (such as plumbing, heating or air-conditioning industry etc.) or personal history of medical conditions such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis.

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