Superficial bursae

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Colin Davis et al.

Superficial bursae are those bursae that are located superficial to the fibrous fascia. They form in the months to years following birth, as a result of direct pressure or friction 1.  An example is the olecranon bursa.

In contrast, deep bursae are located deep to the fibrous fascia.

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rID: 57883
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Superficial bursa

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