The treatment approach depends on the symptoms experienced, the age and activity level of the patient, response to conservative measures and imaging findings, among other factors. Conservative options include rest, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication and steroid injections which have a diagnostic and therapeutic value. For patients with persistent pain and/or functional limitations, surgery is indicated. Options include minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment or open surgical debridement of the trochanteric bursa, and associated decompression of the IT band as needed. Associated procedures may be indicated to ensure surgical success.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka will thoroughly evaluate your hip condition and discuss your options. If surgery is indicated, Dr. Aboka specializes in minimally invasive, Hip Arthroscopy for the treatment of Trochanteric Bursitis.
This procedure is outpatient/same-day surgery, and leads to improvement or resolution of pain, and minimal scarring and quicker recovery.