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This is a swelling of a fluid-filled sac in the back of your elbow. This sac is called the "olecranon bursa." You have similar sacs near other large joints throughout your body. They act as cushions between your bones and your soft tissues. Normally they have a small amount of fluid inside them. But sometimes they can swell. That is called "bursitis."
What is elbow bursitis?
This detailed video describes the condition of elbow bursitis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. This condition involves the swelling of a fluid-filled sac in the back of your elbow. Treatment depends on your needs. Your doctor may remove fluid from the bursa with a needle. If you have an infected bursa, you may need surgery. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.