Greater Trochanteric Bursa Injection
Bursitis of the hip.
The bony prominence of the hip is called the greater trochanter and is present on the outer side of the upper thighbone or femur. The bursa overlying it is called the trochanteric bursa. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs present in the joints between bone and soft tissue that reduce friction and provide cushioning during movement. Trochanteric bursitis is a painful condition caused by the inflammation of the trochanteric bursa in the hip. The condition causes pain in the outer portion of the upper thigh.
What is a greater trochanteric bursa injection?
A trochanteric bursa injection is a minimally invasive procedure in which medicine is injected directly into the trochanteric bursa in the hip joint using a thin needle and syringe to relieve pain and inflammation.