Which physical findings are characteristic of ischiogluteal bursitis?

Updated: Dec 11, 2020
  • Author: Kristine M Lohr, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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In ischiogluteal bursitis, inflammation commonly arises as a result of trauma, prolonged sitting on a hard surface (so-called weaver’s bottom), or prolonged sitting in the same position (spinal cord injury). Pain may radiate down the back of the thigh and mimic sciatic nerve inflammation. However, in ischiogluteal bursitis, pain can be reproduced by applying pressure over the ischial tuberosity.


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