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Sydney Geo Smith, MD
(808) 536-2261
1380 Lusitana St Ste 604
Honolulu, HI
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1990

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Thomas J Kane
(808) 536-2261
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Kimberly S Caswell, DDS
(808) 536-2223
932 Ward Ave Ste 410
Honolulu, HI
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Judson Walker Karlen, MD
(808) 547-4561
1356 Lusitana St Rm 614
Honolulu, HI
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 2002

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Gabriel W C Ma, MD
(808) 524-7333
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kenneth Tungwei Kaan, MD
(808) 533-3393
1329 Lusitana St Ste 206
Honolulu, HI
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1979

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Kent Davenport
(808) 522-9633
1329 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Isao Masunaga, DDS
(808) 591-6667
1010 S King St Ste 401
Honolulu, HI
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gabriel Wai Chiu Ma, MD
(808) 524-7333
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sydney, Fac Of Med, Sydney, Nsw, Australia
Graduation Year: 1958

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Won Chaekal, DDS
(808) 593-0889
1330 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 302
Honolulu, HI
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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