the hip is inflammation of one or both of the bursae (plural of bursa) found
between the hip bone and the muscles on the outside of the hip.
bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions and lubricates areas of the body
where friction is likely to occur. Examples of such areas include between two bones, between a tendon
or ligament and a bone, and between bone and skin.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
December 7, 2010
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December 07, 2010
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