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.
- 1. Zimmermann B, Mikolich DJ, Ho G. Septic bursitis. (1995) Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism. 24 (6): 391-410. Pubmed