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Hip Pain Overlying the Greater Trochanter Bursa

David Rosenblum, MD

Ultrasound guided injection of the grater trochanter allows careful deposition of steroid or adjunct into the superficial greater trochanteric bursa in patients with localized hip pain. Visualize the bony cortex of the greater trochanter and insert needle under usual sterile technique until enter the bursa if it is fluid filled or you hit the cortex of underlying bone.