Surgery for Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis

Bursitis is not always infectious. However, if an infection in the bursa is present or the condition doesn’t improve with antibiotics or the removal of fluid from the elbow, surgery may be required. Surgery to remove the bursa is usually performed on an outpatient basis and does not disturb the muscle, ligament or joint structure.

For causes, symptoms and non-surgical treatment options, click here.

If you have questions about surgical options or want to make an appointment with one of our sports medicine experts to discuss your condition, please contact our Patient Care Coordinators at 407.303.4204 and they’ll be happy to help you.