The pain of pressure or bumping an swollen inflamed olecranon bursitis is often quite severe. A foam elbow pad can prevent direct impact and avoid causing additional pain. This how-to tutorial will show you how to make one from materials around your department.
My preferred method is the anterior-medial approach. Place the patient in the supine position with knee flexed, and foot plantar flexed and resting flat on the bed. An high-frequency linear probe is most useful for identifying the detailed structures. Using a combination of palpati