What Is the Surgical Procedure to Remove an Elbow Bursal Sac?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 7:03:15 AM ET

The surgical procedure to remove an elbow bursa sac is an elbow bursectomy, according to Cooper University Health Care. Although most bursa problems resolve with rest and anti-inflammatory medication, surgical treatment is sometimes necessary when the condition is severe or chronic and limits movement or affects the patient's quality of life.