How do you do a greater trochanter injection?

Inject the bursa

  1. Wear sterile gloves.
  2. Insert the needle perpendicularly to the skin at the point of maximum tenderness, aiming toward the greater trochanter.
  3. Slowly inject all of the anesthetic/corticosteroid mixture and withdraw the needle.
  4. Pain is immediately relieved after a properly placed injection of anesthetic.

What is greater trochanteric bursa injection?

A trochanteric bursa injection is a minimally invasive procedure in which medicine is injected directly into the trochanteric bursa in the hip joint using a thin needle and syringe to relieve pain and inflammation.

Where does the needle go in for a hip injection?

The procedure involves placing an ultrasound probe over the hip joint. Once the hip joint is visualized, a numbing spray is applied over the skin to minimize the sensation of the needle entering the skin. A small caliber needle is then introduced into the joint. The patient may feel a sting for a few seconds.

Where is cortisone injected for hip bursitis?

Pain can be relieved with a trochanter bursitis injection, which is a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid drug (anti-inflammatory) injected into the bursa of the trochanter (part of the thigh bone that connects to the hip bone) with the help of an imaging technique like X-ray.

Is an ultrasound guided hip injection painful?

Reduced procedural pain — Ultrasound-guided injections are typically considered quicker and less painful than conventional injections.

What exercises can I do for trochanteric bursitis?


  • Lie on your side, with your affected leg on top and your head propped on a pillow. Keep your feet and knees together and your knees bent.
  • Raise your top knee, but keep your feet together. Do not let your hips roll back.
  • Hold for 6 seconds.
  • Slowly lower your knee back down.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.

Is trochanteric bursitis injection painful?

You might feel a weak or numb sensation where the medication was injected. As the numbing medication wears off over the first couple days, you may experience an increase in pain. Once the steroid begins to work, you should experience pain relief.

Does hip bursitis ever go away?

Hip bursitis will often get better on its own as long as it is not caused by an infection. To heal your hip bursitis, you will need to rest the affected joint and protect it from any further harm. Most patients feel better within a few weeks with proper treatment.

How are hip injections performed?

The physician uses X-ray guidance (fluoroscopy) to direct a very small needle into the joint. Several drops of contrast dye are then injected to confirm that the medicine only reaches the joint. A small mixture of anesthetic and anti-inflammatory cortisone is then slowly injected into the joint.

Where is the trochanteric bursa located?

The outside point of the hip, which is called the greater trochanter, has a bursa called the trochanteric bursa. (The other bursa, on the inside of the hip area, is called the iliopsoas bursa.) When that outside hip bursa gets inflamed, you have trochanteric bursitis.