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A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions and lubricates areas of the body where friction is likely to occur, such as the area between two bones, a tendon or ligament and a bone, or bone and skin.
Current as of: September 20, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
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