Definition of bursitis in English:


Syllabification: bur·si·tis
Pronunciation: /bərˈsītis


  • Inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow or shoulder.
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    • There is an association of retrocalcaneal bursitis with rheumatoid arthritis seen in up to 10% of patients with this disease.
    • Inflammation of a bursa is called bursitis, which most often occurs in shoulders, knees, elbows and hips.
    • In patients with retrocalcaneal bursitis, the retrocalcaneal bursa should be completely excised.

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