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Does trochanteric bursitis of the hips ever lead to a replacement of the joint?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Simple answer...No.

In brief: No

Simple answer...No.
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Dr. Charles Miller
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Greater trochanter bursitis is outside of the hip joint or socket where arthritis occurs which generally is what hip replacements are performed for.

In brief: No

Greater trochanter bursitis is outside of the hip joint or socket where arthritis occurs which generally is what hip replacements are performed for.
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Dr. F. Stuart Leeds
Family Medicine

In brief: No.

Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the bursal sac, which is "on top of" rather than inside the joint.
There is no role or need for joint replacement in this condition. It can generally be treated with activity modifications, ice and/or heat (try alternating, 20 mins at a time), anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and steroid injections. These should 1st be discussed with your md/do.

In brief: No.

Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the bursal sac, which is "on top of" rather than inside the joint.
There is no role or need for joint replacement in this condition. It can generally be treated with activity modifications, ice and/or heat (try alternating, 20 mins at a time), anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and steroid injections. These should 1st be discussed with your md/do.
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