Introduction: Bursitis


Bursitis: Inflammation of a bursa surrounding a joint.

Bursitis: This condition involves inflammation of the bursae, small, fluid-filled sacs that help reduce friction between bones and other moving structures in the joints. The inflammation may result from arthritis in the joint or injury or infection of the bursae. Bursitis produces pain and tenderness and may limit the movement of nearby joints. 1

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         Contents for Bursitis:

1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS

Last revision: October 23, 2003

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