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Ronald S Labutti, DO
(918) 481-2767
6908 E 115th Pl S
Bixby, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kenneth Martin Chekofsky, MD
(918) 494-4460
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Warren Orthopedic Institute

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Brenda L Chockley, DDS
(918) 488-8889
8908 S Yale Ave Ste 210
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Douglas A Kirkpatrick, DDS
(918) 747-1346
5304 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jerry Jay Cole
(918) 249-0036
8803 S 101st East Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jonathan Scott Cooper, DDS
(918) 455-2458
6805 E 117th Pl S
Bixby, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark A Andregg, DDS
(918) 743-2321
3150 E 41st St, Suite 112
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard L Pentecost, MD
(580) 938-2551
9832 S Maplewood Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Brent Albert Rubis
(918) 254-6793
8803 S 101st East Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Mark Alan Hayes, MD
(918) 294-0080
8803 S 101st East Ave Ste 305
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Doctors Hosp, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok

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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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