Background and Objective: Iliopsoas bursitis (IB) is characterized by inflammation and enlargement of the iliopsoas bursa. Although this condition is often associated with degenerative or inflammatory arthritis, infections, trauma, overuse and impingement syndromes, osteonecrosis and hip replacement, the pathogenesis of IB remains uncertain. We present a case report of IB associated with moderate hip osteoarthritis (HOA). Methods: We present a case report of a 73-year-old man with chronic left hip pain that did not respond to conservative treatments. An ultrasonography examination of the left hip revealed fluid-induced distension of the iliopsoas bursa, which was treated with aspiration followed by a corticosteroid-anesthetic injection. Results: At the 30-day follow-up, despite an initial improvement in the patient's symptoms, both the pain and functional limitation returned, though not in association with bursa distension. The patient therefore underwent a total hip arthroplasty, which fully relieved the symptoms. Conclusion: We hypothesize that iliopsoas bursitis may, when associated with other pathological conditions, not be the only source of pain. It should, nevertheless, be considered for differential diagnosis purposes. © 2014 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.

Groin pain and iliopsoas bursitis: Always a cause-effect relationship?

Tognolo L.;
2014

Abstract

Background and Objective: Iliopsoas bursitis (IB) is characterized by inflammation and enlargement of the iliopsoas bursa. Although this condition is often associated with degenerative or inflammatory arthritis, infections, trauma, overuse and impingement syndromes, osteonecrosis and hip replacement, the pathogenesis of IB remains uncertain. We present a case report of IB associated with moderate hip osteoarthritis (HOA). Methods: We present a case report of a 73-year-old man with chronic left hip pain that did not respond to conservative treatments. An ultrasonography examination of the left hip revealed fluid-induced distension of the iliopsoas bursa, which was treated with aspiration followed by a corticosteroid-anesthetic injection. Results: At the 30-day follow-up, despite an initial improvement in the patient's symptoms, both the pain and functional limitation returned, though not in association with bursa distension. The patient therefore underwent a total hip arthroplasty, which fully relieved the symptoms. Conclusion: We hypothesize that iliopsoas bursitis may, when associated with other pathological conditions, not be the only source of pain. It should, nevertheless, be considered for differential diagnosis purposes. © 2014 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.
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