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Traumatic elbow bursitis after professional MMA bouts: a case series

MOJ Sports Medicine
Nitin K Sethi


Professional mixed martial art (MMA) is a popular combat sport with a high incidence of orthopedic injuries. Traumatic elbow (olecranon) bursitis (TOB) while a common sport injury has not been well reported in combat sports medical literature. In this case series 4 MMA combatants with TOB are described. The mechanism of injury, clinical presentation and management cage side is discussed with the goal of improving care coordination between ringside and orthopedic physicians to help improve outcomes.


MMA, combat sports, orthopedic injuries, traumatic bursitis, olecranon bursitis, elbow injury