Septic bursitis: experience in a community practice.

  title={Septic bursitis: experience in a community practice.},
  author={Francis D. Pien and D L Ching and Eun-Young Kim},
  volume={14 9},
We reviewed 47 episodes of septic bursitis occurring in a private community medical practice. Most patients were male (85%), and roughly half (49%) the cases were related to recreational or occupational trauma. About 72% of cases were located in the olecranon bursa, while the remaining cases were prepatellar. Prepatellar bursitis patients were more likely to be hospitalized. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from 70% of bursal fluid aspirations; other etiologic organisms included gram negative… CONTINUE READING

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