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David T Sowa, MD
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Business
First State Orthopaedics PA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Gregory William Masters, MD
4701 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1999

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Ali Kalamchi, MD
(302) 633-9900
550 Stanton Christiana Rd Ste 303
Newark, DE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1968

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William A Newcomb
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Bruce Edward Katz, MD
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown-Stanton Rd Medical Arts Pav 1 Ste 23
Newark, DE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: First State Orthopaedic

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Dr.Randeep Kahlon
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd # 238
Newark, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: First State Orthopaedics Map 1 Suite 238
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Bruce Katz
(302) 731-2888
4102 Ogletown Stanton Road #1
Newark, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.4, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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David Thomas Sowa, MD
(302) 731-9225
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 225
Newark, DE
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Wilmington Ortho Consultants

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David T Sowa
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.James Moran
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd # 225
Newark, DE
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Olecranon Bursitis

A Patient's Guide to Olecranon Bursitis

Introduction

Olecranon bursitis is inflammation of a small sac of fluid located on the tip of the elbow. This inflammation can cause many problems in the elbow.

This guide will help you understand

  • how olecranon bursitis develops
  • why the condition causes problems
  • what can be done for olecranon bursitis

Anatomy

Where is the olecranon bursa, and what does it do?

A bursa is a sac made of thin, slippery tissue. Bursae occur in the body wherever skin, muscles, or tendons need to slide over bone. Bursae are lubricated with a small amount of fluid inside that helps reduce friction from the sliding parts.

The olecranon bursa is located between the tip, or point, of the elbow (called the olecranon) and the overlying skin. This bursa allows the elbow to bend and straighten freely underneath the skin.

Related Document: A Patient's Guide to Elbow Anatomy

Causes

How does olecranon bursitis develop?

Bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa. The olecranon bursa can become irritated and inflamed in a number of ways.

In some cases, a direct blow or a fall onto the elbow can damage the bursa. This usually causes bleeding into the bursa sac, because the blood vessels in the tissues that make up the bursa are damaged and torn. In the skin this would simply form a bruise, but in a bursa blood may actually fill the bursa sac. This causes the bursa to swell up like a rubber balloon filled with water.

The blood in the bursa is thought to cause an inflammatory reaction. The walls of the bursa may thicken and remain thickened and tender even after the blood has been absorbed by the body. This thickening and swelling of the bursa is referred to as olecranon bursitis.

Olecranon bursitis can also occur over a longer period of time. People who constantly put their elbows on a hard surface as part of their activities or job can repeatedly injure the bursa. This repeated injury can lead to irritation and thickening of the bursa over time. The chronic irritation leads to the same condition in the end: olecranon bursitis.

The olecranon bursa can also become infected. This may occur without any warning, or it may be caused by a small injury and infection of the skin over the bursa that spreads down into the bursa. In this case, instead of blood or inflammatory fluid in the bursa, it becomes filled with pus. The area around the bursa becomes hot, red, and very tender.

Symptoms

What does olecranon bursitis feel like?

Olecranon bursitis causes pain and swelling in the area at the tip of the elbow. It may be very difficult to put the elbow down on a surface due to the tenderness. If the condition has been present for some time, small lumps may be felt underneath the skin over the olecranon. Sometimes these lumps feel as though something is floating around in the olecranon bursa, and they can be very tender. These lumps are usually the thickened folds of bursa tissue that ...

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