Bursitis

definition:
Acute or chronic inflammation in a bursa.

etiology:
Bursae are thin-walled sacs lined with synovial fluid and function to lubricate and ease the movement of the tendons and muscles over bony prominences. Causes of bursitis include trauma; systemic disease (such as arthritis or RA); gout; repetitive or excessive frictional force; or infection.

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