Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision 27062

CPT Technique
Indications Complications
Contraindications Follow-up Care / Rehab Protocol
Alternatives Outcomes
Pre-op Planning / Case Card Review References


 Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision CPT

Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision Indications

  • Hip bursitis which has failed > 6 months of conservative management

 Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision Contraindications

  •  Active infection
  • Medically unstable patient

Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision Alternatives

  • Steroid injection
  • Physical therapy
  • Activity modifications, NSAIDS

Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision Pre-op Planning

  • Lateral decubitus positioning 

Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision Technique

  • Sign operative site.
  • Pre-op antibiotics
  • Postioning - lateral on peg board/bean bag/hip positioners, axillary role, pad down leg, and all bony prominences.
  • Prep and drape in standard sterile fashion.
  • 3-7cm longitudinal ncision over greater trochanter
  • Incision to fascia lata, mark fascia lata with methylene blue for later repair
  • Clear bursal tissue.
  • Palpate greater trochanteric and remove any calcifications or bony prominences with rongeur.
  • Consider relaxing the ITB: proximal Z-plasty, proximal longitudinal release, and distal Z-plasty.
  • Repair fascia lata with running barbed suture
  • Close in layers.

Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision Complications

Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision Follow-up care

  • Post-op: Weight bearing as tolerated.  Avoid any pressue on operative site. 
  • 7-10 Days:Wound check.  Avoid any pressure on operative site. 
  • 3 Weeks: Gradually resume normal activities as tolerated. 

Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision Outcomes

  • 88%-100% pain relief

Greater Trochanteric Bursa Excision Review References

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