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How can I drain fluid from my elbow

By Anonymous May 5, 2018 - 4:19pm
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Hello. Thank you for writing today.

Fluid on the elbow is known as olecranon bursitis. This condition is the result of fluid accumulating in the bursa, which is a saclike structure located at the point behind the elbow.  Because fluid accumulation in the elbow bursa is responsible for the inflammation and pain of bursitis, it may become necessary to drain the fluid.  This will likely be done with the insertion of a needle (by a doctor or other medical professional) to drain fluid from the bursa. If no signs of infection are found during the procedure, cortisone may be given to control the inflammation and ease the pain of this condition.


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