I saw my ortho yesterday. My bursa in my left thigh/hip area is still inflammed andj hurting, hurting, hurting. So, he has suggested surgery to remove the poor thing. I had a steriod injection last month and it only lasted a couple of weeks and never took all the pain away.
My ortho does this arthroscopically, so that is a great thing. Still have to have general anesthesia...
The office is supposed to call me soon w/an MRI appt for my hip, as he thinks something may be torn in there, also. I am hoping that is not the case, because I am afraid if there is something torn, he may have to make a bigger incision. Keep your fingers crossed for me that the pain is just from that swollen, inflammed bursa. It has caused something called Iliotibial Band Syndrome.
I did read that bursitis is far more common in people w/RA. I have bursitis in both shoulders and both hips. I have not been dx w/RA. I just find that fact interesting. Sometimes I wonder if I could have seronegative RA. Time will tell.
If anyone out there has had this type of surgery, I would appreicate your insight. At this point, the tramdol I take barely touches the pain in my hip. The soma helps, but the pain never goes away, and it keeps me awake at night. I am leaning toward letting the doc do his thing. I'm not getting any younger, don't ya know!
Published On: February 10, 2011