Pelvic bursitis is inflammation of the bursae that lie around or within the hip/pelvis. There are three main types of pelvic bursitis: (1) greater trochanteric, (2) ischial, and (3) iliopectineal (sometimes called iliopsoas). Greater trochanteric bursitis is discussed in detail in its own entry. This entry focuses on iliopectineal and ischial bursitis, which are both relatively common causes of hip, pelvic, or groin pain.


Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs that are usually found around joints or bony prominences. Their purpose is to create lubrication between two uneven surfaces and provide ...

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