Olecranon bursitis

Intro: Olecranon bursitis is a condition where the bursa located on the bony prominence of the elbow is swollen. There may be no obvious cause for the swelling or with associated injury.

Symptoms: Swelling with or without pain.

Treatment: It can be left alone if symptoms aren’t bothersome. Compression and sometimes needle aspiration can be done. Recurrent cases may require surgery. Occasionally, there may be infection of the bursa which will cause the bursa to appear red and feel warm. It is recommended to visit a physician as soon as possible for antibiotic treatment and drainage in this case.