Superficial bursae

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 in the fibrous fascia.

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

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