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Case 4 – JOCR Oct – Dec 2011


Case 4 – JOCR Oct – Dec 2011

Calcifying Bursitis ischioglutealis: A Case report

Alexander Schuh1,2, Chirag Thonse Narayan4, Ralph Schuh2, Wolfgang Hönle3
1Research Unit Orthopedics and General Surgery, Neumarkt Clinic, 92318 Neumarkt, Germany
2Orth.Med Weiden, 92637 Weiden, Germany
3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Neumarkt Clinic, 92318Neumarkt, Germany
4Indian Orthopaedic Research Group

Address of Correspondence:
PD Dr. med. habil. Alexander SchuhHead of Research Unit Teaching Hospital of the University of Erlangen- Nurenberg Nürnberger Str. 12, 92318 Neumarkt i.d. OPf. Germany



Introduction: The ischiogluteal bursa is an inconstant anatomical finding located between the ischial tuberosity and the gluteus maximus. Ischiogluteal bursitis is a rare disorder.

Case Report: We report the case of a 43-year-old female patient with bilateral calcifying ischiogluteal bursitis. The patient had no relevant medical history of systemic illness or major trauma to the buttock. After aspiration of both ischiogluteal bursitis which delivered calcareous deposits and instillation of a mixture of 1cc betamethasone (6 mg) and 4 cc of 1% lidocaine the patient was out of any complaints.

Conclusion: Calcifying ischiogluteal bursitis is a rare entity but easily diagnosed on radiographs. Aspiration and local steroid instillation give good relief from symptoms.


Keywords: calcifying,  ischiogluteal bursitis, aspiration, bilateral, treatment