Excision; trochanteric bursa or calcification

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What is an Excision of a Trochanteric Bursa or Calcification?

An excision of a trochanteric bursa or calcification is a procedure in which an abnormal growth on the hip or thigh is surgically removed.

Why would I get an Excision of a Trochanteric Bursa or Calcification?

This type of procedure would be performed if a patient has a trochanteric bursa (fluid-filled sac) or a calcification (calcium build-up) that is causing pain, inflammation, and/or restricting movement.

What happens during an Excision of a Trochanteric Bursa or Calcification?

The procedure is performed under anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision over the affected area and remove the abnormal growth. The wound will then be closed using stitches and a bandage may be applied.

What to expect after an Excision of a Trochanteric Bursa or Calcification?

Following the procedure, you may experience some pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area. You may also be advised to take certain medications to help reduce inflammation and pain. You may need to have physical therapy or other forms of rehabilitation to help with the recovery process.

Conclusion

Excision of a trochanteric bursa or calcification is a procedure to remove troublesome items from the hip or thigh that might be causing pain, inflammation, and/or suppressing mobility. Generally, this procedure is performed under anesthesia with an incision made on the affected area. Post-procedure, it is common to experience some pain, swelling, and stiffness around the area. Medications may be needed and physical therapy or rehabilitation may be advised by your doctor.

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