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How does your hip bursitis diagnosed?
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Clinical + MRI
Clinical findings, hx, physical examination are where to start.
If still doubt them MRI is best.

In brief: Clinical + MRI
Clinical findings, hx, physical examination are where to start.
If still doubt them MRI is best.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Dr. Paul Slawek
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: History and exam
A doctor can usually diagnose hip bursitis by talking to you about your complaints and then examining your hip.
The doctor may also get an x-ray. Hip bursitis usually causes pain on the outside of the hip that is worse when you lay on that side. On exam, there is usually tenderness over the boney prominence on the outside of the hip.

In brief: History and exam
A doctor can usually diagnose hip bursitis by talking to you about your complaints and then examining your hip.
The doctor may also get an x-ray. Hip bursitis usually causes pain on the outside of the hip that is worse when you lay on that side. On exam, there is usually tenderness over the boney prominence on the outside of the hip.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Examination
The hip has many bursas, but the most common one is the trochanteric bursa.
The physican examination can usually make the diagnosis but there are settings where the diagnosis is not clear. If the examination is not certain then imaging - x-ray, ultrasound, MRI may clarify the diagnosis. Therapy includes exercise, sometimes injections, sometimes medications. Correct diagnosis = correct rx.

In brief: Examination
The hip has many bursas, but the most common one is the trochanteric bursa.
The physican examination can usually make the diagnosis but there are settings where the diagnosis is not clear. If the examination is not certain then imaging - x-ray, ultrasound, MRI may clarify the diagnosis. Therapy includes exercise, sometimes injections, sometimes medications. Correct diagnosis = correct rx.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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