olecranon bursa


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olecranon bursa

A bursa at the elbow joint lying between the olecranon process and the skin.
See also: bursa
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The upper dorsal incision extended up to near the olecranon bursa, which allowed the superficial tissues to be elevated to access the olecranon bursa and elbow joint where infections were suspected in view of worsening white blood cell count and results of the elbow aspiration.
For this patient, "We aspirated the olecranon bursa and found a grampositive beaded curved rod That s the appearance of mycobacteria on Gram stain," Dr Hirschmann said.
Protothecosis has been reported in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals, and clinical presentations of infection include focal or disseminated, chronic cutaneous/subcutaneous infection,[5,6] bursitis,[1] and, rarely, systemic infection.[8] Soft tissue infections favor the olecranon bursa, sites of trauma, or surgical wounds exposed to soil or water (eg, hand tendon repair).
Subsequently, the mycobacterial species was determined by mycobacterial growth indicator tube (MGIT) culture to be Mycobacterium marinum in two additional joint aspirates (left wrist and olecranon bursa) that were grown at reduced temperature.
Inflammatory changes may be present in the skin, subcutis or olecranon bursa depending on the nature and severity of the trauma (Fathy and Radad, 1996).
The olecranon bursa is more commonly involved than the joint.
The Elbowlift Suspension Pad, designed to protect the sensitive olecranon and olecranon bursa from friction burns and contusions, is given a similar treatment.