Ultrasound therapy for recurrent noninfective olecranon bursitis: A case report

  • S. Aswinprakash Anatomy Unit, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia
  • D Jagadeesh Anatomy Unit, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia
  • R. Arulmoli Anatomy Unit, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Yuvaraj Maria Francis Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam, Chennai, India
  • Kaviarasu Mahalingam Physiotherapy Unit, Faculty of Allied Health Professions, AIMST University, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Robert Francis Stanley Physiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Diwakar Aiyaloo Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia
Keywords: Bursitis, Elbow, Olecranon, Orthopedics, Trauma, Ultrasound therapy

Abstract

Olecranon bursa is the commonly involved structure of the elbow joint in trauma of any mechanical cause or infections due to its subcutaneous position. The overall incidence may vary, but it is more common in males between 30 and 60 years. Various pharmaceutical and physiotherapeutic treatment options are available based on septic or nonseptic conditions. Mostly antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti‑inflammatory drugs are widely used by physicians, whereas electrotherapy modalities are the choice of treatment by physiotherapists. Among which, ultrasound (US) therapy is found to be more convenient and effective in treating bursitis. As of the recent evidence available, US therapy is highly effective in treating olecranon bursitis.

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Therapeutic ultrasound with plugged in transducer and coupling media
Published
2019-05-24
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Aswinprakash S, Jagadeesh D, Arulmoli R, Francis YM, Mahalingam K, Stanley RF, Aiyaloo D. Ultrasound therapy for recurrent noninfective olecranon bursitis: A case report. ijpi [Internet]. 24May2019 [cited 31Jul.2021];8(4):205-9. Available from: https://www.jpionline.org/index.php/ijpi/article/view/309