TITLE

GP REGISTRAR: WHAT THEY DIDN'T TELL YOU... Aspirating Olecranon Bursitis

PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;2/2/2004, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Olecranon bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa blue overlying the olecranon process at the proximal aspect of the ulna, caused by acute trauma or repetitive minor trauma. No local anesthetic is normally required for aspiration. Advance the needle while maintaining negative pressure in the syringe. Once fluid flows, do not advance the needle further. If the fluid is cloudy, send for analysis. If the fluid is clear, hold the needle in place and change to a pre-prepared syringe containing a steroid with lignocaine and inject slowly.
ACCESSION #
12178436

 

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