Bursitis is a common pain condition that can lead to pain and discomfort in a number of joints, especially the elbow. Fortunately, an elbow bursectomy can be performed to surgically remove the affected bursa from the joint, allowing it to heal properly and restore function to the elbow. Preston Surgery Center is home to a number of talented surgeons who are highly experienced in using this procedure to help out our patients in Frisco, TX.
How long does it take to recover from an elbow bursectomy?
Usually, the recovery process after an elbow bursectomy takes about 3 – 4 months. Additionally, patients will be required to wear a sling for the first few weeks after surgery in order to allow the soft tissues in the joint time to heal.
What causes bursitis in the elbow?
In most cases, bursitis is brought on by trauma or overuse. However, many of our patients also suffer from bursitis caused by an infection. If you’re noticing pain, swelling, and tenderness in and around your elbow, especially if you’ve recently had an injury to it, it can be very important to schedule a consultation at Preston Surgery Center to discover if bursitis is the root of your problems.
Can bursa grow back after an elbow bursectomy?
The purpose of an elbow bursectomy is to totally remove the bursa in the elbow through the use of surgery. Once the body has healed, more bursa will grow back in its place. However, this new bursa will not cause any type of inflammation.
How much does an elbow bursectomy cost?
The overall price of an elbow bursectomy can vary from one patient to another. Schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons to determine whether or not this surgery might work for you, at which point, we will give you an in-depth overview of the procedure, as well as a cost estimate.
Is an elbow bursectomy covered by medical insurance?
Typically, an elbow bursectomy will be covered by your insurance. However, this may vary between providers and even from one plan to another. It’s always a good idea to check in with our staff to ensure your insurance is willing to cover any cost of the procedure.
Don’t let bursitis stop you from feeling comfortable and functional throughout the day. Our experienced team at Preston Surgery Center is dedicated to ensuring we quickly and accurately identify the source of your pain and treat it effectively. If you believe that trauma, injury, or infection may have led to the inflammation of the bursa in your elbow, contact our Frisco, TX facility today to discuss your options regarding an elbow bursectomy.
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