Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Orthopedic Teaching

Elbow Case 5

A 47 year old man complaining of posterior elbow pain and swelling. He doesn’t remember any trauma. On exam he has normal passive and active range of motion and palpable swelling over the olecranon process except. Full elbow flexion hurts but extension is not painful. What is the diagnosis?

olecranon bursitis