the hip is inflammation of one or both of the bursae (plural of bursa) found
between the hip bone and the muscles on the outside of the hip.
bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions and lubricates areas of the body
where friction is likely to occur. Examples of such areas include between two bones, between a tendon
or ligament and a bone, and between bone and skin.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma