Surgery to remove the bursa

A cut over the tip of your elbow can be used to remove the bursa

In 78 out of 100 patients the bump doesn’t return.3

Population: 78%


  • Best chance for getting rid of the bump.3


  • You trade the bump for a scar. Thickness and tenderness of the scar improve for 1 year.
  • Risks of surgery:
    • The bump returns in 22 of 100 people after surgery.

Population: 22%

    • Around 20 of 100 patients have an infection, draining of fluid or slow healing of the wound.2,3,5

Population: 20%