Bursitis epidemiology and demographics
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Bursitis accounts for 400 visits per 100,000 visits to primary care clinics. The exact prevalence and incidence of bursitis are unknown.
Epidemiology and Demographics
Prevalence and Incidence
- The exact incidence and prevalence of bursitis are not known.
- The incidence of septic olecranon and prepatellar bursitis is estimated to be 10 to 100 cases per 100,000 hospital admissions.
- In sport medicine practice, the incidence of trochanteric bursitis was estimated to be 560 cases per 100,000 cases.
- Prepatellar bursitis can affect all age groups. However, the incidence of septic bursitis is higher in children, particularly immunocompromised patients.
- Olecranon bursitis affects middle-aged people (between the ages of 30 and 60 years).
- Trochanteric bursitis can affect all age groups, though the incidence of trochanteric bursitis may be higher in middle-aged to elderly adults.
- Males are more commonly affected by prepatellar bursitis and septic bursitis than women.
- Females are more commonly affected by trochanteric bursitis or greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) than male. The female to male ratio is approximately 4 to 1.
- There is no racial predilection to bursitis.
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