25 results match your criteria Olecranon Bursa Aspiration

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Efficacy of empiric antibiotic management of septic olecranon bursitis without bursal aspiration in emergency department patients.

Acad Emerg Med 2022 01 9;29(1):6-14. Epub 2021 Nov 9.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Objectives: Many guidelines for septic olecranon bursitis recommend aspiration of the bursa prior to initiation of antimicrobial therapy despite the absence of robust clinical data to support this practice and known risk of aspiration complications. Our objective was to describe outcomes associated with empiric antibiotic therapy without bursal aspiration among emergency department (ED) patients with suspected septic olecranon bursitis.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study of patients presenting to an academic ED from January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2018, with olecranon bursitis. Read More

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January 2022

Clinical Management of Olecranon Bursitis: A Review.

J Hand Surg Am 2021 06 9;46(6):501-506. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Electronic address:

Olecranon bursitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the olecranon bursa, most often due to microtrauma. Although it is a common condition, there is a lack of evidence-based recommendations for the management of nonseptic olecranon bursitis. The condition is often self-limited and resolves with conservative methods such as rest, ice, compression, orthosis wear, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Read More

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Clinical efficacy of ultrasound-guided injection in the treatment of olecranon subcutaneous bursitis.

J Xray Sci Technol 2019 ;27(6):1145-1153

Ultrasonic Department, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.

Background: Recent studies have shown that ultrasound-guided injection of glucocorticoids is superior to blind puncture methods.

Objective: To evaluate clinical efficacy of ultrasound-guided drug injection in the treatment of olecranon subcutaneous bursitis.

Methods: From June 2016 to September 2018, 45 patients diagnosed with obvious synovial effusion and treated with ultrasound-guided injection therapy for olecranon bursitis were included in this study. Read More

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Brucellosis as a rare cause of olecranon bursitis: case-based review.

Rheumatol Int 2019 Dec 6;39(12):2185-2187. Epub 2019 Aug 6.

Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Islamic Republic of Iran.

A 51-year-old man shepherd presented with mild pain and swelling of the right posterior aspect of his right elbow. In ultrasonography, the affected bursal space had swelling and effusion. Moreover, the aspiration of the affected bursa revealed an inflammatory profile. Read More

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December 2019

Surgical Outcomes in Endoscopic Versus Open Bursectomy of the Septic Prepatellar or Olecranon Bursa.

Orthopedics 2019 Jul 27;42(4):e381-e384. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

In this study, the authors investigated the viability of endoscopic bursectomy as a treatment for septic prepatellar and olecranon bursitis. Conventional treatment of septic bursitis consists of aspiration, antibiotics, and rest. When conservative treatment fails, however, surgical intervention is sometimes required to resolve the infection. Read More

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Synchronization of Synovial Chondromatosis and Infection in Olecranon Bursitis: A Case Report.

Clin Shoulder Elb 2019 Mar 1;22(1):46-49. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

A 73-year-old woman presented with a recurrent cystic mass around her left olecranon. She had a history of 8 steroid injections due to elbow pain beginning 3 years ago and twice had undergone aspiration of olecranon bursitis that developed two months prior to presentation. She had been taking medications for hypertension and diabetes with no pertinent past history. Read More

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Septic Infrapatellar Bursitis in an Immunocompromised Female.

Case Rep Orthop 2018 6;2018:9086201. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 3055 Roslyn Street, Denver, CO 80238, USA.

Bursitis is a relatively common occurrence that may be caused by traumatic, inflammatory, or infectious processes. Septic bursitis most commonly affects the olecranon and prepatellar bursae. accounts for 80% of all septic bursitis, and most cases affect men and are associated with preceding trauma. Read More

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Common Superficial Bursitis.

Morteza Khodaee

Am Fam Physician 2017 Feb;95(4):224-231

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.

Superficial bursitis most often occurs in the olecranon and prepatellar bursae. Less common locations are the superficial infrapatellar and subcutaneous (superficial) calcaneal bursae. Chronic microtrauma (e. Read More

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February 2017

Olecranon Bursitis Caused by Candida parapsilosis in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Case Rep Rheumatol 2016 9;2016:2019250. Epub 2016 Aug 9.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR 00936-5067, USA.

Septic bursitis is usually caused by bacterial organisms. However, infectious bursitis caused by fungi is very rare. Herein, we present a 68-year-old woman with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis who developed pain, erythema, and swelling of the right olecranon bursa. Read More

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September 2016

Mycobacterium avium complex olecranon bursitis resolves without antimicrobials or surgical intervention: A case report and review of the literature.

IDCases 2015 13;2(2):59-62. Epub 2015 Apr 13.

Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 N 1900 E, Room 4B319, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, United States.

Introduction: Nontuberculous mycobacteria are an uncommon cause of septic olecranon bursitis, though cases have increasingly been described in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent hosts. Guidelines recommend a combination of surgical resection and antimicrobials for treatment. This case is the first reported case of nontuberculous mycobacterial olecranon bursitis that resolved without medical or surgical intervention. Read More

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January 2016

Procedure-oriented sectional anatomy of the elbow.

J Comput Assist Tomogr 2012 Jan-Feb;36(1):157-60

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Center for Trauma Rehabilitation Research, Quentin Mease Hospital, Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX, USA.

This is the second in a series of papers related to procedure-oriented joint anatomy. This article will review the anatomy of the elbow and its relationship to procedures in the clinical setting. Needle procedures of the elbow joint include medial and lateral epicondyle injections, olecranon bursa injection, elbow joint aspiration, phlebotomies in the antecubital fossa, and intramuscular injections such as trigger point and botulinum toxin injections. Read More

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Protothecal olecranon bursitis: an unusual algal infection.

Am J Med Sci 2011 Nov;342(5):424

Department of Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Prototheca is an achlorophyllic alga which rarely causes infections in humans and protothecal olecranon bursitis is remarkably rare. We report a case of a 76-year-old immunocompetent man presenting with pain and swelling of the right elbow secondary to protothecal infection. Initial cultures of the olecranon bursal aspirate revealed no growth; however, repeat aspiration after 2 months grew prototheca species on culture. Read More

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November 2011

Coexistence of oligo-articular gout and Mycobacterium kansasii joint and bursal infection in a patient with an orthotopic heart transplant.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2009 Sep-Oct;27(5):843-5

Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19104, USA.

Mycobacterium kansasii septic arthritis is rare, most often occurring in immunosuppressed patients including those with organ transplants. We present a case of oligoarticular M. kansasii infection in bilateral ankles, knee, and bilateral olecranon bursae in coexistence with tophaceous gouty arthropathy in a heart transplant patient. Read More

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Septic bursitis: a case report and primer for the emergency clinician.

J Emerg Med 2009 Oct 20;37(3):269-72. Epub 2007 Jul 20.

Department of Emergency Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York 11215, USA.

We describe the case of a 44-year-old man who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) complaining of pain and swelling over the left elbow of 1-week duration. After olecranon bursal aspiration, synovial fluid analysis yielded an increased white blood cell count (3040 cells/mm(3)) and the presence of bacteria. Culture of the fluid later grew Staphylococcus aureus. Read More

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October 2009

Underuse of intra-articular and periarticular corticosteroid injections by primary care physicians: discomfort with the technique.

J Clin Rheumatol 2003 Jun;9(3):187-92

Section of Rheumatology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Musculoskeletal disorders account for 11% to 13% of office visits in ambulatory care clinics and 9% of all physician visits in the United States. Intra-articular or periarticular aspiration or injections are an integral part of the management of arthritis or periarthritis. Our aim was to determine the use and level of comfort of administering intra-articular and periarticular injections by primary care physicians (PCPs) practicing in a university setting. Read More

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Osteomyelitis resulting from chronic filamentous fungus olecranon bursitis.

J Clin Rheumatol 2005 Oct;11(5):280-2

Department of Rheumatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, 17822, USA.

We describe a case of Phaeoacremonium olecranon osteomyelitis. The patient, initially felt to have traumatic olecranon bursitis, was found to have an indolent filamentous fungus cultured from the olecranon bursa. In retrospect, x-rays revealed bony erosion, which heightened the index of suspicion for infection in this particular case. Read More

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October 2005

Exophiala oligosperma causing olecranon bursitis.

J Clin Microbiol 2003 Oct;41(10):4779-82

Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Roy J.Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, USA.

A 62-year-old male with a history of Wegener's granulomatosis and immunosuppressive therapy presented with chronic olecranon bursitis. A black velvety mould with brown septate hyphae and tapered annellides was isolated from a left elbow bursa aspirate and was identified as an Exophiala species. Internal transcribed sequence rRNA sequencing showed the isolate to be identical to Exophiala oligosperma. Read More

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October 2003

Diagnostic and therapeutic injection of the elbow region.

Am Fam Physician 2002 Dec;66(11):2097-100

Department of Family Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903, USA.

Joint injection of the elbow is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the family physician. In this article, the injection procedures for the elbow joint, medial and lateral epicondylitis, and olecranon bursitis are reviewed. Persistent pain related to inflammatory conditions responds well to injection in the region. Read More

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December 2002

Endoscopic bursal resection: the olecranon bursa and prepatellar bursa.

Arthroscopy 2000 Apr;16(3):249-53

Toronto Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

We treated 31 cases of olecranon bursitis and 19 cases of prepatellar bursitis. The average duration of symptoms before surgery was 1.1 years with a range of 3 months to 4 years. Read More

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Olecranon and prepatellar bursitis: treating acute, chronic, and inflamed.

Phys Sportsmed 2000 Mar;28(3):40-52

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Elbow and knee bursitis is common in both athletes and nonathletes and has three basic presentations: acute, chronic nonseptic, and chronic infected. Most acute swellings occur after trauma and can be treated with early aspiration, compression, and padding. Chronic, nonseptic bursitis can usually be treated with conservative therapy and, occasionally, aspiration or corticosteroid injection. Read More

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Treatment of olecranon bursitis in horses: 10 cases (1986-1993).

J Am Vet Med Assoc 1995 Apr;206(7):1022-6

Texas Veterinary Medical Center, Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station 77843-4475, USA.

Medical records of 10 horses with olecranon bursitis were reviewed to examine treatments, evaluate a technique for en bloc resection of the bursa in standing horses, and determine outcome of the horses after treatment. Before admission, 6 horses had been treated by needle aspiration of fluid from the mass, followed by injection of corticosteroids. Subsequent treatment for 2 of these 6 horses included open drainage and packing of the cavity with gauze soaked in 7% iodine solution. Read More

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Septic bursitis.

JAMA 1978 Nov;240(21):2280-1

In 12 cases of septic bursitis seen during 11 years, 11 patients were men and one patient was a woman, with a mean age of 51.3 years. The olecranon bursa was involved in nine cases. Read More

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November 1978
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