Greater Trochanteric Bursa Injection

Who would benefit from this procedure?

Individual with lateral hip pain and tenderness to palpation of that area.

How does this procedure work?

The greater trochanteric bursa injection works by puncturing a bursal sac and/or the area around it with a needle and injecting anesthetics, often with corticosteroids, to help treat greater trochanteric pain syndrome.

How is this procedure done?

You will be asked to lie down on an X-ray table in a position that gives your doctor easy access to the hip joint. A small needle is then accurately placed by your doctor into the bursa guided by real-time Xray

What are the potential risks?

Although this is a very safe procedure, it is not without risk.  Whenever a needle is used there is always the risk of infection and bleeding.  Although rare, there is also risk for injury to adjacent structures.

What should I expect after the procedure?

It is normal to experience temporary soreness at the need placement sites. If effective, you should experience pain relief.