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Bursitis eMedicine Orthopedics

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1267823-overview

Description: Bursae are saclike structures between skin and bone or between tendons, ligaments, and bone. They are lined by synovial tissue, which produces fluid that lubricates and reduces friction between these structures. Bursitis occurs when the synovial lining becomes thickened and produces excessive fluid, leading to localized swelling and pain.
Synonyms and related keywords: overuse injury, bursal inflammation, Baker's cyst, Baker cyst, gout, pseudogout, subacromial bursitis, subscapular bursitis, olecranon bursitis, ischiogluteal bursitis, greater trochanter bursitis, medial collateral ligament bursitis, pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar bursitis, retrocalcaneal bursitis, PRICEMM
Gonsalves & Root 2007

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Author/Contact: Gonsalves & Root
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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