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Body Bursae

  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author


Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that provide a cushion between muscles and bones and around joints. Bursitis is an inflammation of those bursae that can cause severe pain. There are preventive measures that should be implemented for high risk patients. Treatment is by anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections and surgery for resistant cases.


Bursa Bursitis Fluid-filled sacs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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