Trochanteric bursitis

Case contributed by Roberto Schubert
Diagnosis almost certain


Swelling and left hip pain after a fall 3 weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Thickened wall and fluid collection in the left trochanteric (subgluteal) bursa. There is a small hematoma in the gluteus medius muscle.

Case Discussion

Appearances are likely to represent post-traumatic bursitis.

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