Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hip Bursitis Evaluation

The evaluation of hip bursitis starts with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with hip bursitis may include:

  • Tenderness over the hip
  • Swelling of the soft tissue over the hip

Usually, tests are not required to make the diagnosis of hip bursitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate hip bursitis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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