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Olecranon Bursitis

Deftness and perseverance are two skills that have helped in making Dr. Gupta one of the best specialists in the field of upper extremity, today. Being in this field for more than 25 years has given him insight into dealing with any and each complexity that is associated with traumatic injuries, disorders or congenital diseases.

Talking about Olecranon Bursitis Dr. Gupta emphasizes, “When the tip of the elbow swells and becomes extremely painful because of inflammation in the bursa of the elbow, it is referred to as Olecranon Bursitis. The function of the bursa is to enable smooth functioning of joints by producing a liquid that facilitates easy movement of skin over bones.”

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Dr. Gupta’s thirst for application of new modalities of treatment and effective deliverance of the same has helped him to relieve more than 18000 patients of their enervating trauma, by surgical techniques and innumerable patients from nonsurgical techniques.

“Though growing age and presence of rheumatoid arthritis or gout significantly make a person more susceptible to it, yet the most common cause is repeated and prolonged pressure on the tip of the elbow or any traumatic injury to the same. X-rays and physical check up help us conclusively to deduce the severity of bursitis and determines our methodology for treatment”, stresses Dr. Gupta.

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Having been an integral part of Fortis, AIIMS, Medanta-The Medicity and at present holding forte at Max Healthcare as head of Shoulder and Hand Division, Dr. Gupta is fervent about treating patients with painless techniques. “For Bursitis, the most effective technique is either removal of infected fluid in the bursa by a needle or removal of the entire bursa.”
Pondering over for two more moments, he winds up by saying, “Bursitis is not rare and bursa gradually grows back on its own to function normally.”

FAQ – Olecranon Bursitis

What does Olecranon Bursitis mean?

There is a pointed bone at the tip of the elbow which is termed as Olecranon. There is a sac which lies between the tip and the skin known as Bursa which is filled with fluid and accommodates easy movement of the skin over the bone. When this sac (bursa) fills with extra fluid and becomes inflamed it results in pain and swelling at the back of the elbow and is referred to as Olecranon Bursitis.

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