Hip Bursitis Specialist in New Jersey

Bursitis is caused by an inflammation of a bursa. A Bursa, a small jelly-like sac that contains fluid, is found throughout the body and acts as a padding between bones and the soft tissue that overlays them. The Bursae help by reducing friction between gliding muscles and the bones beneath them. The two main bursaw of the hip, the trochanteric bursa and the ischial bursa are both prone to bursitis, and can be treated effectives by the physicians here at NJOI. We use ultrasound guided injections to ensure that medication reaches the most effective area of the bursa. For more severe cases, NJOI surgeons may remove the bursa arthroscopically through small incisions near the site.

About the Gluteus Medius

The gluteus medius is a large muscle on the outer portion of the hip that helps support lateral movements away from the body. This muscle is responsible for helping us stand up straight, as well as walk properly and without a limp. The gluteus medius is often referred to as the “rotator cuff of the hip.” A tear in the gluteus medius involves the muscles tearing away from its attachment to the greater trochanter, or the lateral hip bone.

Greater Throchanteric Hip Pain

Greater throchanteric hip pain is most commonly found in middle-aged adults, with various studies showing that up to 15% of the population may suffer from some sort of pain in this region. Women have more than a 3x risk compared to men, with the age of onset being between 50 to 60 years. Symptoms of this type of hip pain come in the form of chronic pain and tenderness, especially following long walks, climbing stairs, or lying on the side where the hip pain has originated from. If the NJOI team determines that a gluteus medius tear has occurred, arthroscopic surgical repair may be required. During this procedure, small anchors are inserted into the bone where the gluteus medius would normally attach to the hip, and sutures are put in to place to reattach the torn muscle into the proper position that will encourage healing and relieve pain.

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Meet The Team

Vincent K. McInerney, M.D.


Founding member, Vincent K. McInerney, M.D., graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1977 with honors as one of the top medical students in his class.

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Anthony Festa, M.D.


Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his seventh year of practice at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute.

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Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.


Anthony J. Scillia M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine.

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Robert M. Palacios, M.D.


Dr. Robert Palacios is board-certified and fellowship trained, and has been specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for over two decades.

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Craig Wright, M.D.


Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised.

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John Callaghan, M.D.


John Callaghan, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma specialist. His expertise encompasses the treatment of acute traumatic injuries.

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Other Locations

Wayne Office

504 Valley Rd. Ste 200 Wayne, NJ 07470

Butler Office

45 Carey Ave. Butler, NJ 07405

Morristown Office

111 Madison Ave. Ste 400 Morristown, NJ 07962

Bridgewater Office

720 Rte. 202-206 Bridgewater, NJ 08807

West-Milford Office

1900 Union Valley Rd Hewitt, NJ 07421