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Teresa A Salino-Hugg, DDS
(319) 752-2025
Drs Salino & Hugg 700 N 3rd St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Douglas Foster, MD
(319) 768-3326
1019 N 7th St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Baxter Reg Med Ctr, Mountain Home, Ar; Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Ozark Spine & Orthopedic Spec

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Michael William Hendricks, MD
(319) 758-9133
600 N Main St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Great River Med Ctr, W Burlington, Ia; Ft Madison Comm Hosp, Fort Madison, Ia
Group Practice: Southeast Iowa Orthopaedics

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Mitchell Holiday Paul, DO
(319) 753-5352
1223 S Gear Ave Ste 101
West Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Great River Med Ctr, W Burlington, Ia; Ft Madison Comm Hosp, Fort Madison, Ia
Group Practice: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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Jerry Leverne Jochims
(319) 752-4553
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Koert Robert Smith Jr, MD
(319) 752-6980
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1969

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James R Hugg, DDS
(319) 752-2025
Drs Hugg & Salino-Hugg 7OO N 3rd St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Douglas Foster
(319) 768-3320
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Gregory Rex Hill, MD
(319) 752-1700
Mercy Plaza Ste 256 1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1997

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Gregory Rex Hill
(319) 752-1700
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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