Common Surgical Treatments & Pricing
Bursas are thin, fluid-filled tissue structures that are produced to lubricate an area where the friction occurs. While a bursa is a normal structure, and can be produced in response to friction, there are instances where they become thickened and inflamed, therefore causing pain. The diagnosis for an inflamed bursa on the greater trochanter is known as trochanteric bursitis.
Surgery is indicated for trochanteric bursitis only after all conservative treatments failed. The objective of the procedure is to remove the thickened tissue (bursa) that surrounds the greater trochanter to allow for smoother articulation of the hip joint. In addition, your surgeon will remove any bone spurs that may have formed on the greater trochanter as well as release or repair the large tendon of the gluteus maximus should signs of degeneration or detachment be present. Overall, this procedure results in decreased pain with articulation of the hip.
Total hip replacements are reserved for patients who failed all other treatment options and have been diagnosed with moderate to severe degeneration of the hip joint. This surgical procedure entirely removes the damaged joint and replaces it
with a prosthesis made of a titanium stem, ball, and socket. A plastic insert fits into the socket portion of the prosthesis and is designed to mimic the native cartilage. All in all, this procedures helps to reduce pain and inflammation while improving mobility.
Total Hip Replacement