Overview of Greater Trochanter Bursa Injections

The greater trochanter is located at the side of your hip on each side. The trochanter has a cushioning bursa that overlies it, and this bursa may become inflamed causing trochanteric bursitis. This pain is typically felt as a severe tenderness over the hip pointer that is worse with any pressure or when you lie on that side to sleep.

Injections of local anesthetic and steroid under either x-ray or ultrasound guidance can provide good lasting relief of this pain, and may be done every several months.

FAQs about Bursa Injections

How long does trochanteric bursa injection take?

Bursa injections usually take roughly 5 minutes per side, and may not need to be done in the Procedure Suite.

How will I feel afterwards?

You may have a temporary sensation of pressure in the area, but use of local anesthetic will begin to relieve your pain within 10 to 15 minutes.

How long will the relief last?

Relief usually lasts from 1 to 2 months.

Greater Trochanter Bursa Injection

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