Removal of the Bursae – Bursectomy

What is bursectomy?

Bursitis of the hip is treated with arthroscopic removal of the bursa is done through a small (¼ inch) incision over the hip.

Using a small camera, or arthroscope, the doctor can guide a miniature instrument to cut out the inflamed bursa through the second small incision is placed in a second incision so the doctor can guide miniature surgical instruments and cut out the bursa. This surgery is less invasive, and recovery is quicker and less painful.

Following surgery, a short rehabilitation period can be expected. Most patients find that using a cane or crutches for a couple of days is helpful. It is reasonable to be up and walking around the evening after surgery. The soreness from surgery usually goes away after a few days.


Surgical Care

General surgeons are doctors who are board certified as specialists in many different types of surgery. At Main Line Health, our general surgeons are an important part of your care team.