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Robert E Booth Jr., MD
(215) 829-2222
800 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA
Business
3 B Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Henry Hillebrand, DDS
(610) 872-7274
4104 Edgmont Ave
Brookhaven, PA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Raymond M Wolfe Jr, MD
(610) 876-0347
1 Med Ctr Blvd PO Box 2 Ste 324
Chester, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1995

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Roland Bruce Lutz
(610) 876-0347
1 Medical Center Blvd
Upland, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles De Witt Hummer Jr, MD
(610) 876-0347
15th & Upland Ave
Chester, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1963

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Frederic E Liss, MD
(610) 935-1120
400 S Main St
Phoenixville, PA
Business
Phoenixville Orthopedic Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Alfred De Prophetis, DDS
(610) 459-4523
1440 Conchester Hwy
Boothwyn, PA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Roger H Mc Connell, DDS
(610) 565-3974
32 E Front St
Media, PA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Michael Zurbach, MD
(610) 876-0347
15th & Upland Avenuesuite 324
Chester, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1980

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J Hubert Conner, MD
Media, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Hip Pain Info - Trochanteric bursitis

In order to understand this condition it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the hip. Please read Hip Pain Info's section on the anatomy of the hip .

What is a bursa?

A bursa is a small sac that usually contains a small amount of fluid. It acts as a cushion between bones and softer tissues such as muscles and tendons. A bursa also reduces the friction between bones and these tissues.

What is the trochanteric bursa?

The trochanteric bursa is the bursa that is located at the outer part of the hip, often referred to as the "point" of the hip. The part of the thigh bone (femur) that forms the "point" of the hip is called the greater trochanter. The trochanteric bursa acts as a cushion between the greater trochanter and the overlying muscles and tissues.

What is trochanteric bursitis?

Trochanteric bursitis is the term used to describe irritation (inflammation) of the trochanteric bursa. When the bursa is irritated it can become larger and fill with more fluid.

What does trochanteric bursitis feel like?

Trochanteric bursitis is a common cause of hip pain. The pain is felt over the outer part of the hip. Once the bursa is irritated the pain can be made worse by overuse activities or by direct pressure on the bursa.

How do people get trochanteric bursitis?

Trochanteric bursitis has been associated with the following:

  • Repetitive or overuse activities such as running, cycling or stair climbing.
  • Direct injury to the trochanteric bursa such as falling and hitting the "point" of the hip on the ground or on ice, bumping the trochanteric bursa on a table edge or putting pressure on the trochanteric bursa by lying on one side for long periods of time.
  • Bone spurs on the greater trochanter or calcium deposits inside the trochanteric bursa.
  • Leg length differences, scoliosis or other structural problems that affect the way people walk.
  • Previous surgery to the hip such as total hip replacement surgery or surgery to fix a broken hip.
  • Arthritic conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The trochanteric bursa can become irritated in anyone even if they do not have any of the above conditions. In general, trochanteric bursitis is more common in women, middle aged people and in older people.

What is the treatment for trochanteric bursitis?

The treatment for trochanteric bursitis depends on the cause and the severity of the bursitis. Treatment may include stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, anti-in...

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