Endoscopic resection of olecranon bursa and spur

Vikas Singh, Gregory Bain

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The recent advances in elbow endoscopy have enabled us to extend the surgical capabilities for elbow pathologies. Olecranon bursoscopy has been utilized for resection of the olecranon bursa and spurs. The endoscopic resection of bursa and spur offers the advantages of being minimally invasive, minimal operative site morbidity, excellent visualization due to magnification of the area of resection with faster rehab, and earlier return to function. Traditional wet endoscopy is a viable option, but in senior author’s experience, dry endoscopy provides us with a magnified view of what it would have been, in case we had to resort to an open procedure rather than an endoscopic one while using the hooded endoscope to keep the working space patent, allowing illumination, and also eliminates some issues with wet endoscopy like postoperative soft tissue edema, sinus formation, and swelling which may impact the rehab.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow
EditorsGregory Bain, Denise Eygendaal, Roger P. van Riet
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783662589311
ISBN (Print)9783662589304
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Dry olecranon bursoscopy
  • Minimal morbidity
  • Faster rehab
  • Surgical technique


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