Greater Trochanteric Bursitis

The bony prominence of the hip is called greater trochanter and is present on the outer side of the upper thigh bone or femur. The bursa overlying it is called trochanteric bursa. Bursae are fluid filled sacs present in joints between bone and soft tissue to reduce friction and provide cushioning during movement. Trochanteric bursitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the trochanteric bursa in the hip.

Greater Trochanteric Bursitis


  • Pain
  • Increase in pain due to activities such as walking or climbing
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness in the affected area


  • Physical examination
  • X-ray
  • MRI

Non – surgical Treatments:

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections
  • Image Guided Calcific Barbotage

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