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    December 25, 2010
    Steroid Hip Injections?
    V V
    December 25, 2010
    I have bursitis in my left hip. I had a steroid injection (cat scan guided) a year and a half ago, and it lasted about 10 months. I had another injection about six months ago. The pain is back, and very bad. I am going to call the ortho for an appt to talk about another injection. I don't understand why I have so much bursitis. I have it in both shoulders and both hips. My Orthopedic's NP told me I have a lot of scar tissue in my left hip and it may have to be removed one day. How does a person end up w/scar tissue in the hip? My hip has never been operated on...nor injured...I do have generalized osteoarthritis, but the doctor never told me that I have OA in my hip. Thank you for your input. READ MORE

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  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    December 28, 2010
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    December 25, 2010

    Is it possible that you have hip impingement caused by the way your hip joint is put together. A big ball or a shallow socket can cause minor imperfections in the way this ball-and-socket joint operates. These minor imperfections add up over time, no trauma or injuries necessary. I would discuss this possibility with your orthopedist, it is an emerging diagnosis that he/she may not be aware of. A joint preservation specialist may be able to save your hip joint from having to be replaced in the future.

     

    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

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      December 28, 2010
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      Health Guide
      December 28, 2010

      Thank you, Dr. L.  I will ask my doctor about this possibility.

       

      I do have really bad knees due to OA. I never feel as though I am walking on level ground anymore. I was wondering if my altered gait might have something to do w/my hip problem.

       

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