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Kevin Joseph Pugh, MD
(614) 293-2663
Delaware, OH
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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John William Mc Grail, MD
(740) 369-8751
241 Paddock Ct
Delaware, OH
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1966

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Stephen Joseph Choban, MD
(740) 369-8751
241 Paddock Ct
Delaware, OH
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1983

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Linda Jeanne Gottlieb, DDS
(614) 848-4484
8949 Antares Ave
Columbus, OH
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Alan S Litsky, MD
(614) 436-6997
Columbus, OH
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1979

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Karl S Musgrave, DDS
(740) 362-6952
98 W William St
Delaware, OH
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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David Hoang, MD
(740) 369-8751
PO Box 1507
Delaware, OH
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1999

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James A Homon, DDS
(614) 932-9356
10401 Sawmill Pkwy Ste 150
Powell, OH
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Sean Daniel Odell, MD
(614) 315-2592
Dublin, OH
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 2000

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Anthony Richard Sanchez, MD
(614) 293-4540
5474 Bermuda Bay Dr Apt 1C
Columbus, OH
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
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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