Overview, Symptoms , Causes, Management
What is a bursa and what is Bursitis ?
A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions an area of friction between tissues, such as tendon and bone. Bursae are lined with synovial cells, which secrete a synovial fluid.This synovial fluid acts as a lubricant when parts of the body move. Most people have about 160 bursae throughout the body. Common locations are: around the joints of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and adjacent to the Achilles tendon in the heel.
Inflammation of a bursa is called bursitis.
What are the causes of bursitis?
Common causes of bursitis are -
Repetitive trauma (most common cause)
Secondary to rheumatological diseases.
What are the commonly seen bursitis ?
Pes anserine bursitis
What are the less common types of bursitis?
Olecranon bursitis, Iliopectineate bursitis, Psoas bursitis, Ischiogluteal bursitis, Gluteus medius bursitis, infra-patellar bursitis, Retroachillis bursitis etc are less common.
What are the treatments for bursitis?
What are the treatments for bursitis when not responding to medicines, exercise?
Intervention: Injection of steroid / PRP/ Prolotherapy
What are the advantage of Injection treatment for bursitis?
These are procedures suited for office based practice/daycare procedure
Extremely low incidence of complication