Treatment of nonseptic bursitis with endoscopic surgery
Azad Yıldırım 1 * , Ahmet Kapukaya, Yılmaz Mertsoy, Şehmus Yiğit, Mehmet Akif Çaçan
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1 Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital Orthopaedics&Travmatology, Diyarbakır, Turkey
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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to show that endoscopic surgery is a simple and acceptable method for various problems associated with wounds, range of motion and that such surgery ensures an early return to work after treatment of nonresponding nonseptic bursitis.
Methods: Thirty-two patients with nonseptic bursitis caused by repeated minor trauma that did not respond to medical treatment from 2008 to 2012 were included in this study. Radiographic [anteroposterior and lateral], ultrasound, macro and microscopic analyses of drainage liquid and aerobic and anaerobic cultures were obtained from the patients for the diagnosis.
Results: The mean age was 40.8 years. Fifteen patients had prepatellar bursitis, 13 had olecranon bursitis and 4 had ankle bursitis. Two patients had a history of falling on their knee. The other patients had a history of repetitive stimulation .The mean follow up period was 2.6 years [range. 2-5 years] and no medical complications occurred after the endoscopic surgery; such as scarring, loss of sensation and infection. One recurrence in response to medical treatment was observed.
Conclusion: Endoscopic bursectomy is a short and acceptable procedure with excellent results in terms of returning to work early and minimal wound related problems.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.5799/ahinjs.01.2015.03.0522

J Clin Exp Invest, 2015 - Volume 6 Issue 3, pp. 220-223

Publication date: 25 Oct 2015

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