Hip bursitis is one of the most common hip injuries treated by Dr. Ong. He aims to provide prompt and comprehensive treatment for this injury to avoid more severe complications.Book Appointment
Hip bursitis is the irritation and inflammation of the bursa located in the hip. The bursa is a tiny, liquid-filled sac that protects the surrounding tissues and prevents friction between the bones and soft tissues (such as muscles, tendons or ligaments).
The symptoms of hip bursitis vary depending on the type of bursitis.
– For Trochanteric Bursitis, your inflamed bursa is located at the top of the thighbone outside the hip. Pain and tenderness are commonly experienced in the outer hip and thigh. There may also be a gradual burning pain, which can be aggravated with excessive walking or stair climbing.
– For Iliopsoas Bursitis (Ischial Bursitis), the bursa inside your hip becomes inflamed. Pain is usually experienced in the groin or buttock area.
– For Septic Hip Bursitis, your bursa becomes infected, and hence the complications may be more severe. Apart from the typical pain and swelling experienced, you may also have a slight fever and feel fatigued.
The common non-surgical remedies recommended by hip specialists typically include:
Surgery is rarely performed for hip bursitis. However, if non-surgical treatment options are not successful, your bursa may need to be removed.
Bursectomy, which is the surgical drainage and removal of the bursa sac, is a standard treatment of an infected bursa.
Dr. Ong will conduct imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis. X-rays help eliminate other forms of injury, such as a fracture, while MRI scans are usually effective in establishing hip bursitis.
Alternatively, blood tests or fluid analyses from the inflamed bursa may be conducted to determine the exact cause of joint pain and inflammation.
Senior Consultant, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)
Dr. Ong Kee Leong is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He subspecializes in shoulder and knee, foot and ankle, hand wrist and elbow surgeries, arthroscopic sports surgery, and the management of sports-related injuries.
He has been registered with the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011.
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