In a general way, inflammation and other affections of bursae and thecae are considered very similar to like affections of joints.
The bursae most commonly involved are the prepatellar and that over the metatarsal joint of the great toe.
Wounds of bursae should be thoroughly disinfected and drained; they usually heal with obliteration of the sac.
Hernial protrusion of a portion of a bursa is sometimes seen after injuries of bursae.
by 1788 as an English word in physiology, shortened from medieval Latin bursa mucosa "mucus pouch," from Medieval Latin bursa "bag, purse," from Late Latin bursa, variant of byrsa "hide," from Greek byrsa "hide, skin, wineskin, drum," of unknown origin; cf. purse (n.).
bursa bur·sa (bûr'sə)
n. pl. bur·sas or bur·sae (-sē)
A sac or saclike bodily cavity, especially one containing a viscous lubricating fluid and located between a tendon and a bone or at points of friction between moving structures.