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bursa

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
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A small fibrous sac lined with synovial membrane and containing synovial fluid. Bursae usually separate tendon from bone, acting as a cushion between the two structures and reducing friction during joint motion. Some bursae, such as the one in the elbow (the olecranon bursa) separate bone from skin....

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