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Regenerative Cell Treatment - An Alternative to hip bursitis surgery

Author: George Campbell
by George Campbell
Posted: Oct 18, 2020
hip bursitis

What is Hip Bursitis?

Bursa is a sac-like structure filled with a fluid named synovial fluid. The synovial fluid acts as a lubricant between bones and tissues that aids in joint movement. The function of a bursa is to decrease the friction between tissues and bones by remaining as a cushion. Hence, the inflammation of the hip bursae is termed as hip bursitis.

Causes of Hip Bursitis

Varied factors such as excessive usage of the hip, falling on the hip, prolonged standing or running, spine-related problems, climbing the stairs excessively, different lengths of each leg can cause hip bursitis. Hip surgeries or hip replacements may also lead to hip bursitis.

Symptoms of Hip Bursitis

The symptoms of hip bursitis include pain, swelling, and tenderness at the upper outward curve of your thigh region. If the pain persists, it may radiate towards the lower outer thigh region. The pain may also reach up to the groin, knee, and buttocks.

Depending on the affected part of the affected hip bursa, bursitis occurs. These are the following:

  • Inflammation of the trochanter bursa is known as trochanter hip bursitis

  • Inflammation of iliopsoas bursa located beneath the iliopsoas muscle in front of the hip is called iliopsoas bursitis

Trochanter hip bursitis is common bursitis prevalent amongst many patients. One of the primary symptoms of this condition is pain while lying on both sides.

Treatment for Hip Bursitis

Conventional therapies include the R.I.C.E. Formula (Rest, Ice therapy, Compression, and Elevation), administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, and corticosteroid injections. But you should avoid these temporary methods as much as possible as their prolonged usage may cause systemic side effects such as gastrointestinal, heart, and kidney problems. Steroid injections degenerate the target part like tendon, muscle, or ligament and weaken them. Hence, doctors prefer to limit the use of cortisone injections.

The surgical treatment of trochanteric bursitis is rare. However, patients who opt for hip bursitis surgery often face many complications such as bleeding, and formation of clots. Similarly, surgery can damage the adjacent tissues of the target area.

How regenerative cell treatment, an alternative of hip bursitis surgery, helps in hip bursitis?

Regenerative cell treatment in Ireland includes platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy to regenerate the functions of damaged tissues. As they involve an injection of one’s own cells, there is no risk of infection and allergic reaction. They fasten the healing process, as well as regenerate the injured tissues. As regenerative cells can differentiate into bones and cartilages, they promote natural and quick healing of the damaged tissues. It is an effective treatment and most prefered to manage pain and other symptoms caused by inflammation. Hence, this therapy, in turn, strengthens the balance of your body with long-lasting benefits and no risk of side effects. Additionally, this minimally invasive regenerative cell treatment provides quick recovery within a short duration.

For more information about the regenerative cell treatment for the hip bursitis condition, please feel free to refer to the website You can also contact Medica Stem Cells clinics in Ireland, UK and Dubai on +353 1 298 8000 to learn more about the types of regenerative cell therapies available to treat hip bursitis.

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