Olecranon bursitis corticosteroid injection

Regarding diagnosis:

  • Was diagnosis of bursitis confirmed?
  • Does individual have a hobby or a profession that requires repetitive movement or pressure?
  • Does individual have tuberculosis? Rheumatoid arthritis?
  • Did individual have crystal mineral deposits in the bursa from gout or pseudogout?
  • Does individual have a history of taking certain medications, such as corticosteroids and immunosuppressants?
  • Did laboratory examination of synovial fluid aspiration reveal crystals or bacterial infection?
  • Has individual experienced any complications?
Regarding treatment:
  • Did conservative treatment such as rest, ice, elevation, and compression (RICE); immobilization; and pain medication help?
  • Were opioids or oral corticosteroids necessary?
  • Is individual in physical therapy?
  • Was surgery indicated?
  • If bursitis was infectious, were antibiotics given and bursae drained?
Regarding prognosis:
  • Is joint function impaired?
  • Would individual benefit from additional physical therapy to strengthen muscles and re-establish joint's full range of motion?
  • In infectious bursitis, was the area drained until the infectious fluid no longer returned? Could infection still be present?
  • Would individual benefit from additional antibiotic therapy?
  • Were comorbid conditions such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, or chronic overuse appropriately addressed?
Source: Medical Disability Advisor

This is up to your discretion; however any continued discomfort in your groin or pelvis area should be investigated. If you continue to experience the iliopsoas tendinitis or bursitis symptoms and have tried the suggested conservative treatments (see conservative treatments for iliopsoas tendinitis or bursitis), it is recommended that you seek professional medical attention. If you experience any of the symptoms noted below it is recommended that you seek immediate attention:

  • Severe pain and tenderness.
  • Problems or swelling in or around the genitalia (penis, scrotum, testicles).
  • A cut, lump or bulge or bleeding in your groin area.
  • Major hip/thigh movement problems causing a severe limp.
  • Urinary problem.
  • A groin rash.
  • Postoperative problem after groin operation.
  • Exposure to an STD.
  • Groin pain has not improved after 1 week, where symptoms are more severe or frequent.
  • Signs of shock (light headedness, restlessness, shallow breathing, sweating, weakness, nausea.)

If the fluid continues to return after multiple drainings or the bursa is constantly causing pain to the patient, surgery [5] to remove the bursa is an option. The minor operation removes the bursa from the elbow and is left to regrow but at a normal size over a period of ten to fourteen days. It is usually done under general anesthetic and has minimal risks. The surgery does not disturb any muscle, ligament, or joint structures. To recover from surgical removal, a splint will be applied to the arm to protect the skin. Exercises will be prescribed to improve range of motion. [2]

Olecranon bursitis corticosteroid injection

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