Bursectomy

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Bursectomy
Intervention
ICD-9-CM 83.5

A bursa is a small sac filled with synovial fluid that cushions adjacent bone structures and reduces friction in joint movement. Bursectomy refers to the removal of one of these structures, usually due to chronic inflammation (bursitis) or infection.

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