Bursae are synovial fluid-filled sacs found in areas subject to musculoskeletal friction, such as when tendons pass over bony prominences.
Although there are at least 78 different sit...
Pain in the affected region, usually gradual in onset; can be rapid if due to trauma
Decreased ROM or stiffness of the affected region
Recent changes in recreational or occupational act...
Goal is to reduce pain and irritation and prevent recurrence.
Conservative therapy consists of PRICE therapy (protection, rest, ice, co...
Discontinue NSAIDs as soon as possible to avoid side effects.
Some patients may require repeated injecti...
Aaron DL, Patel A, Kayiaros S, et al. Four common types of bursitis: diagnosis and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011;19(6):359–367. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
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M71.9 Bursopathy, unspecified
M75.50 Bursitis of unspecified shoulder
M70.20 Olecranon bursitis, unspecified elbow
M70.40 Prepatellar bursitis, unspecified knee
M75.52 Bursitis of left shoulder
PRICE is recommended as conservative therapy for bursitis:
Protect (protective gear or padding).
Rest affected area.
Ice inflamed bursa.
Compress (with Ace wrap or neoprene sleeve).
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