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Ralph William Morales, DO
(912) 265-9006
3231 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1986

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Duren Daniell, MD
3010 Hampton Ave Ste 3
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1965

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William Burns Allen, MD
(912) 267-1613
892 Old Jesup Rd
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1965

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Jackie Kevin Brooks
(912) 265-9006
3231 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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John Michael Shutack, MD
(912) 262-6552
1111 Glynco Pkwy Summit Prof Plz 3rd Fl
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of The Spine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Southeast Georgia Reg Med Ctr, Brunswick, Ga
Group Practice: Brain & Spine Ctr

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Mark R Sardo, DDS
(912) 265-7193
2323 Parkwood Dr
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John K Weaver, DDS
(912) 264-6890
1606 Gloucester St
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michale J Dunn
(912) 265-9006
3231 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Thomas Michael Sasser, MD
(912) 262-9961
1111 Glynco Pkwy
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1999

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Ralph Cavalier, MD
(912) 262-9961
1111 Glynco Pkwy Ste 100
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Allegheny Univ Of Hlth Sciences, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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