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Andrew Marvin Schuett, MD
(304) 324-2200
490 Cherry St Bldg B
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Walid Azzo
(304) 324-2725
512 Cherry St # 1
Bluefield, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Bluefield Regional Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Steven Blain O'Saile, DO
(276) 964-6771
490 Cherry St # B
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1996

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John Robert Starynski, MD
(304) 323-4526
RR 5 Box 136
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Bristol Reg Medctr, Bristol, Tn; St Lukes Hospital, Bluefield, Wv

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Yogesh Chand
(276) 322-3461
1616 W Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, VA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Steven Blain O Saile
(304) 327-2475
490 Cherry Street
Bluefield, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Hubert Elmer Kiser, DDS
(304) 325-8229
2008 Bland Rd
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Edward Mann Litz, MD
(304) 327-2475
490 Cherry St
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1966

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Walid Hikmet Azzo, MD
(304) 324-2725
512 Cherry St Bldg I
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1987

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Steven Blain O'Saile, DO
(276) 964-6771
Bluefield, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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