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What happens if nothing helps bursitis?

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When bursitis doesn’t respond to treatment or flares up all the time, it could be time for surgery to remove the bursa. You and your doctor will decide if this is the right choice for you. It’s usually the last resort.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Prepatellar (Kneecap) Bursitis.”

National Health Services: “Treating bursitis.”

MayoClinic.org: “Knee bursitis: Self-management,” “Knee bursitis: Treatment.”

A Healthier Michigan: “Grow Your Garden Without Aches and Pains.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Prepatellar (Kneecap) Bursitis.”

National Health Services: “Treating bursitis.”

MayoClinic.org: “Knee bursitis: Self-management,” “Knee bursitis: Treatment.”

A Healthier Michigan: “Grow Your Garden Without Aches and Pains.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

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