Recovery and rehabilitation from hip bursa surgery varies based on the patient's overall health; on average, soreness from surgery commonly subsides after a few days, explains OrthoInfo. Most patients use crutches or a cane for a few days to begin gaining strength when walking.
Patients recovering from hip bursa surgery are typically walking within a day after surgery, according to OrthoInfo. Hip bursa surgery is commonly performed as outpatient, which eliminates the need for an overnight stay at a medical facility. Recovery times may be faster for patients who choose less-invasive surgical procedures, such as arthroscopic removal of the bursa.