It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Knee & Hip Problems Message Board

Bursectomy, has anyone had this surgery?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-16-2009, 07:49 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 233
wildflowers HB User
Bursectomy, has anyone had this surgery?

Hi Everyone, I have hip bursitis in both hips and I have exhausted most of the treatments. My ortho doc wants to give me more cortizone injections but I cannot tolerate them anymore, to many side effects. I also have severe osteoporosis. He said all that I have left is surgery, a bursectomy, somehow I feel there must be some other options for me. I would appreciate it if you would be so kind to let me know if you have any experience with this type of surgery, or success in treating hip bursitis with other alternatives. I am open to all suggestions at this point. Thank you so much!!!!!!! Blessings!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-16-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mn.
Posts: 785
mrbojangle HB User
Re: Bursectomy, has anyone had this surgery?

Hi Wildflowers:
I am being treated for Trochanteric bursitis right now after total hip replacement last year, this can often be treated successfully without surgery. There are stretching and strengthening excercise programs along with a brief course of anti-inflammatory medications which will usually resolve the problem(this is what my doctor has recommended, I am not to that point as yet) but am doing a series of excersises to help strengthen the large muscle which goes over the bump on the outer edge of your hip bone. I am noticing some relief of pain, but still feel like I'm sitting on a tennis ball. My next appointment is May 16th, so I will continue with these exercises until then.
My doctor is very conservative and will recommend surgery only when everything else has been tried.

So my advice to you would be to submit to surgery only after all options have been tried.

There are many web sites to take a look at: just type in "Trochanteric Bursitis of the hip" and take your pick!!

The best of luck to you!!!

Old 04-17-2009, 07:41 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 233
wildflowers HB User
Re: Bursectomy, has anyone had this surgery?

Thank you mrbojangle, your information was received with a grateful heart. I do not want to have surgery, I am recovering after back surgery and it has been a long recovery period. It seems when they fix one part of the body a whole new bunch of diagnoseses pop up. I will talk with my ortho doc about the exercises, it has been so painful and exercising sounded so brutal right now. However, I do know from life experiences that what we tend to not want to do is exactly what we need to do. Take care, many blessings and good health to you and your family. Wildflowers

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Anyone with thoracic disk herniation? 111maria111 Hernia 37 02-10-2014 12:51 PM
Question for anyone who took Accutane as a teenager or child? derekm Acne 5 10-27-2011 02:01 PM
The first two weeks after surgery Lido Cancer: Prostate 17 05-18-2010 05:57 PM
Tired of PAIN, anxious for the surgery and find my self wanting to isolate.. skych Chronic Pain 13 04-21-2010 06:00 AM
children , surgery Nemne Stroke 1 04-18-2010 11:35 AM
Osteotomy(External Fixators) - Surgery next Friday scared! david89 Bone Disorders 2 03-23-2010 10:55 PM
Osteotomy(External Fixators) - Surgery next Friday david89 Foot & Ankle Problems 0 03-17-2010 05:29 AM
Bursectomy WDBBO Knee & Hip Problems 1 09-11-2009 09:45 AM
Post hip bursectomy problems Lynne720 Knee & Hip Problems 1 08-30-2009 08:50 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:17 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!