Treatment Algorithm for Olecranon Bursitis
The dorsal portion of the ulna is known as the olecranon and is covered by a synovium lined sac known as the olecranon bursa (Eli Sayegh, 2014). Olecranon bursitis is known as student’s elbow, businessman’s elbow, hemodialysis elbow, and many other pseudonyms (Bernard F. Morrey, 2018). Fluid accumulation, known as olecranon bursitis, is common with upwards of 10 cases per 100,000 patients (Joon Yub Kim, 776-783). The olecranon bursa is at risk for infection due to hits superficial location (Frank Floemer, 2004). Due to the challenge differentiating septic and nonseptic olecranon bursitis, we performed a review on the diagnosis and management of olecranon bursitis.
Definition & Pathophysiology
Diagnostic work up
Image 1: Example of Compression Sleeve