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Olecranon Bursa Excision2023-10-26T14:37:32+01:00

Olecranon Bursa Excision

The olecranon bursa excision is a surgical procedure used to remove the olecranon bursa, a little sac filled with fluid that is situated at the elbow's tip.

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Olecranon Bursa Excision

In order to lessen friction and promote smooth joint movement, this bursa serves as a cushion between the skin and the underlying olecranon process of the ulna, the pointed bone at the rear of the elbow joint. The condition known as olecranon bursitis can occur when the olecranon bursa becomes inflamed or infected.

Olecranon Bursa Excision at a Glance

Procedure Time:
30 minutes

Return to Work:
2 weeks

Full Recovery:
3-6 Weeks

£2000 (Fixed)

What to expect at the time of your surgery:

To numb the elbow area, local anaesthesia is used during the surgery. Around the back of the elbow, the surgeon makes an incision above the olecranon bursa. To reveal the olecranon bursa, the surgeon meticulously dissects the surrounding tissues. Next, the bursa is taken out. Its removal is crucial to treating an infection if the bursa has become contaminated. If an infection exists, the surgeon may irrigate the region to flush out any fluid or infected tissue. The incision is closed with sutures.

What to expect after your surgery:

Depending on the situation, patients may receive antibiotics to treat or prevent infection in addition to wound care instructions. To maintain joint mobility during the healing process, they could also be instructed to engage in elbow exercises. The recovery period following olecranon bursa excision varies based on the patient and the complexity of the surgery. Patients should often anticipate a gradual return to their regular activities over the course of several weeks to months, with a few months being the typical time frame for full recovery.

Olecranon Bursa Excision Prices

Olecranon Bursa Excision prices are fixed, which is £2000

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Olecranon Bursa Excision FAQ

When is excision of the olecranon bursa advised?2023-10-26T14:30:47+01:00
When non-surgical olecranon bursitis treatments like rest, ice, anti-inflammatory drugs, and aspiration (draining the fluid) have failed, olecranon bursa excision is frequently advised. It is also carried out in cases of bursa infections.
Is the procedure painful?2023-10-26T14:33:21+01:00

Local anaesthesia usually numbs the elbow region; you shouldn’t experience any pain during the treatment.

After the treatment, will there be scars?2023-10-26T14:35:40+01:00
Scarring is possible as there will be an incision. While the surgeon will work to leave as little scar as possible, the scar’s appearance may get better with time.

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