Age...things start to break down....I have had both elbows worked on. I am currently recovering from heel surgery. One down and one to go. Depends on your ability to recover and what they are doing. Sounds like it is bursa related. That was better for me than the tendon work I had down on the other elbow. It's been a while but I think the recovery was about 2 months. If they are doing arthroscopic that is probably a quicker recovery.
Let me amuse you with the Epicondyle tendonitis surgery story. First, they give you a local and cut you open. They have to keep you awake so you can tell them where it hurts when they probe the tendon to mark the area they intend on removing, they mark it with a regular ink pen. It's pretty easy to see because the damaged area is gray versus a healthy white color. After they determine what they are removing they give you a general anesthesia that has a amnesia effect to it so you don't recall the local and probing, cool. They remove the damaged part, sew up the tendon, then because tendons don't have blood vessels going directly to them, they drill holes through the tendon so blood can seep in and help it heal. It's a good time! After some time in a sling and some PT, you will be good to go! Enjoy!
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