What is pisiform bursitis?

What is pisiform bursitis?

Pisiform bursitis is a disease often forgotten in both everyday practice and medical literature. The pisiform bursa is not constant; when present, it is located between the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris and pisiform bone.

What causes pain around the pisiform bone?

Causes of wrist pain Chronic pain in the pisiform area (or wrist pain) may be caused by tendonitis of the flexor carpi ulnaris, bony fractures or osteoarthritis of the pisotriquetral joint. Osteoarthritis of the pisotriquetral joint is most often caused by acute and chronic trauma and instability.

What does the pisiform bone look like?

The pisiform bone is pea-shaped, with one side flattened by the triquetral articular facet. The pisiform is the smallest of the carpals. Because it develops within a tendon, it is actually a sesamoid bone.

Can you palpate pisiform?

The pisiform can be found on the anteromedial side of the wrist in the proximal row of carpal bones. It is a small sesamoid bone, enveloped in the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon and can be easily palpated from the exterior.

What causes pisiform pain?

How do I know if I have a scaphoid fracture?

Scaphoid fractures usually cause pain and swelling in the anatomic snuffbox and on the thumb side of the wrist. The pain may be severe when you move your thumb or wrist, or when you try to pinch or grasp something. Unless your wrist is deformed, it might not be obvious that your scaphoid bone is broken.

What is base bicipitoradial bursitis?

Bicipitoradial bursitis is a rare pathological condition of the elbow and is seen as a distension of the bicipitoradial bursa in the cubital fossa. The bursa is located at the insertion of the distal biceps tendon and the role of this bursa is to reduce friction between the biceps tendon and the tuberosity of the radius.

What can I do to treat bursitis?

If your bursitis is due to an infection, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics. Bursitis and other causes of joint pain can be prevented by paying attention to how you move and perform daily activities. See the Wise Choices box for tips on preventing bursitis.

Where is adventitious bursitis located?

In one of our patients, the adventitious bursitis was located below the first metatarsal head, whereas in other two, it was located below the second metatarsal head, which is also a high weight-bearing area, especially in individuals with a long second foot ray and a subsidence of the forefoot arch.

What causes bursitis to spread?

Infection is usually a result of bacteria entering the bursa through a cut, scrape, or other trauma to the skin, but the infection can also start in the blood or nearby tissues and spread to the bursa. Septic bursitis most commonly affects bursae located in the elbow and knee joints due to their superficial locations.