Anatomy of the bursae of the pelvis

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Bursa are synovial filled cavities, anatomically designed to decrease pressure, mechanical friction and cushion sliding interfaces between associated structures. Occurring between bony prominences and the surrounding soft tissue, bursa can often become pathologically enlarged and inflamed. This results in pain and dysfunction which commonly mimics internal derangement and myotendinous disorders. Due to the complexity of the pelvic complex, there are about 20 currently characterized bursae. The authors of the present study sought to consolidate our current anatomical knowledge on the location of each bursa with respect to muscle action around the hip: flexion, extension, abduction and external rotation.

 
 

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