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Bursitis

  • By: Stacy Frye
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Bursae are fluid-filled sacs located at points of contact between bony landmarks and overriding tendons. There are at least 150 bursae symmetrically distributed throughout the human body. Additional bursae can develop in areas of increased friction. Each bursa acts as a ...

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