Hip Bursitis Surgery

Surgery is rarely required for hip bursitis. Only when all other non-surgical treatments haven't yielded the desired effect will surgery be recommended. If it is required, the surgeon will remove the bursa that is inflamed. Using arthroscopic surgical techniques, a small incision will be made over the hip. A small camera is inserted to allow the surgeon to see the bursa. Through a second incision surgical instruments will be guided in and used to cut out the bursa. This surgery is less invasive, allows quicker recovery and is less painful than traditional surgery.


After surgery, you can expect a relatively short period of rehabilitation. Most patients find that using a cane or crutches for a few days is helpful. You should be able to walk around the evening following surgery and any soreness from the surgery should be gone in a few weeks.

For causes, symptoms and non-surgical treatment options, click here.

If you have questions about surgical options or want to make an appointment with one of our sports medicine experts to discuss your condition, please contact our Patient Care Coordinators at 407.303.4204 and they’ll be happy to help you.