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Richard Doyle Thomas, MD
(918) 392-1400
2508 Stamford Ct
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1997

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Stephen W Mihalsky
(405) 348-5060
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialty
General Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Barry Lynn Northcutt, MD
(405) 340-4744
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Barry Northcutt
(405) 340-4744
Ste 410, 105 South Bryant Avenue
Edmond, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Douglas Brandt Haynes, MD
(931) 473-9624
1501 E 19th St
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976

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Michael O Williams
(405) 419-5467
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Barry L Northcutt
(405) 340-4744
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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J Mark Felton, DDS
(405) 340-1070
225 E 10Th Street Plz
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Stephen William Mihalsky, MD
(405) 348-5060
105 S Bryant Ave Ste 407
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Jim Throrpe Rehabilit, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Corey E Ponder
(405) 478-7111
13800 Benson Rd
Edmond, OK
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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