Olecranon Bursitis

The elbow contains a large, curved, pointy bone at the back called the olecranon, which is covered by the olecranon bursa, a small fluid-filled sac that allows smooth movement between the bone and overlying skin. Inflammation of this bursa leads to a condition called olecranon bursitis.

Olecranon Bursitis


  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Increase in pain with bending of the elbow
  • Reddening and increasing in warmth of the skin


  • Physical examination
  • Biopsy
  • X-ray

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections
  • Image Guided Calcific Barbotage

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