Bursitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 18, 2018
  • Author: Kristine M Lohr, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
  • Print
Questions & Answers

Overview

What is bursitis?

What are bursae most commonly affected by bursitis?

What are symptoms of bursitis?

Which lab tests are performed in the diagnosis of bursitis?

What is included in conservative treatment for bursitis?

What is the clinical anatomy of bursae relative to bursitis?

Which bursae that are most commonly affected by bursitis?

What is the pathophysiology of bursitis?

What is the pathophysiology of subacromial bursitis?

What is the pathophysiology of subscapular bursitis?

What is the pathophysiology of olecranon bursitis?

What is the pathophysiology of bursitis of hip?

What is the pathophysiology of bursitis of knee?

What is the pathophysiology of bursitis of ankle?

What causes bursitis?

Which systemic diseases associated with bursitis?

What causes septic (infectious) bursitis?

What is the prevalence and prognosis of bursitis?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of bursitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of subacromial bursitis?

Which findings are characteristic of bursitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of olecranon bursitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of iliopsoas bursitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of greater trochanter bursitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of ischiogluteal bursitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of prepatellar bursitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of infrapatellar bursitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of anserine (pes anserinus) bursitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of calcaneal bursitis?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of bursitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Bursitis?

Workup

What is the role of blood studies in the workup of bursitis?

What is the role of joint aspiration and fluid analysis in the workup of bursitis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of bursitis?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of bursitis?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for bursitis?

What is the role of NSAIDs in the treatment of bursitis?

What is included in conservative treatment in bursitis?

What is the role of intrabursal corticosteroid injections in the treatment of bursitis?

What are potential complications of intrabursal injections for treatment of bursitis?

What is the efficacy of intrabursal injections for the treatment of bursitis?

What are is the role of antibiotic therapy in the treatment of bursitis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of bursitis?

What is the role of endoscopic procedures in the treatment of bursitis?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment for bursitis?

Which medications in the drug class Anesthetics, Topical are used in the treatment of Bursitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Bursitis?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs are used in the treatment of Bursitis?