Olecranon Extrabursal Endoscopic Bursectomy

Chen Tu, Duncan McGuire, Levi Morse, Gregory Bain

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Olecranon bursitis is a common clinical problem. It is often managed conservatively because of the high rates of wound complications with the conventional open surgical technique. Conventional olecranon bursoscopy utilizes an arthroscope and an arthroscopic shaver, removing the bursa from inside-out. We describe an extrabursal endoscopic technique where the bursa is not entered but excised in its entirety under endoscopic vision. A satisfactory view is obtained with less morbidity than the open method, while still avoiding a wound over the sensitive point of the olecranon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalTechniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • bursectomy
  • endoscopic
  • extrabursal
  • olecranon bursitis
  • olecranon bursoscopy


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