Ruptured sub gluteus maximus (trochanteric) bursa

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Severe lateral hip pain with bulging laterally when patient sits

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Grossly distended sub gluteus maximus bursa with disruption anteriorly leading to swelling and edema in the upper anterior thigh muscles.   There is also a distended sub gluteus medius bursa (arrow) and a labral tear with minor paralabral cyst (circle).  The gluteus medius tendon is partially disrupted at its trochanteric insertion laterally  (but not supero-laterally) and associated with minor bone marrow edema in the greater trochanter.

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Case information

rID: 18098
Published: 8th Jun 2012
Last edited: 17th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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