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.

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