Trochanteric Bursa Injection

Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa, a fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between moving tissues of the body. Greater trochanteric bursitis is the inflammation of the sac that lies over the outside of the thigh bone (femur) where it joins the hip. A bursa injection is typically performed with injections of local anesthetic and cortisone.