Trochanteric bursitis. Treatment by corticosteroid injection

Scand J Rheumatol. 1985;14(4):417-20. doi: 10.3109/03009748509102047.


Thirty-six cases of simple trochanteric bursitis were evaluated, particular in regard to corticosteroid injections. The syndrome was mostly chronic, prevalent in older females, interspersed with other diseases. Diagnostic criteria are purely clinical. One or two local corticosteroid injections gave excellent response in two-thirds, improvement in the remaining cases. One-fourth relapsed in 2 years. Trochanteric bursitis should always be considered in hip pain syndromes, as it is so easily relieved.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bursitis / drug therapy*
  • Bursitis / physiopathology
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain, Intractable / drug therapy


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones