I had a bursitis on my left elbow and the doctor did the punctation and inserted Depo Medrol. 5 months have passed and now when I bend my elbow it the skin is tight. And there is a formation of an inner scar and some small calcification near the olecreanon bone. the skin is very thin at the position of the elbow. And the doctor stated that he subcutaneous adipose tissue has completely disappeared. How can I solve this problem? Is there a possibility to insert the fat ?
Bursitis on Elbow Caused Fat Loss In The Area, Can This Be Fixed? (photo)
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Can fat help steroid atrophy?
It works in most places I have used it for this purpose. I see no downside. It is like chicken soup in this instance...it cant hurt and it may help.
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