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John Wesley Collins Jr, MD
(816) 254-4800
1515 W Truman Rd Ste 701
Independence, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hosp Of Blue Springs, Blue Springs, Mo; Independence Regional Health C, Independence, Mo; Medical Center Of Independence, Independence, Mo; Lees Summit Hospital, Lees Summit, Mo; St Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo
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Richard Elmer Rattay, MD
(816) 254-4800
1515 W Truman Rd Ste 701
Independence, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1993

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Sol H Dubin, MD
(816) 254-4800
1515 W Truman Rd Ste 701
Independence, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hosp Of Blue Springs, Blue Springs, Mo; Independence Regional Health C, Independence, Mo; Medical Center Of Independence, Independence, Mo; Lees Summit Hospital, Lees Summit, Mo; St Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practic

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Tom Lovinggood, DDS
(816) 373-2227
3010 M 291 Frontage Rd Ste B
Independence, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gregory L Hummel
(816) 252-7300
19550 E 39th Street
Independence, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harold Dadford West Jr, MD
(816) 254-4800
1515 W Truman Rd Ste 701
Independence, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hosp Of Blue Springs, Blue Springs, Mo; Independence Regional Health C, Independence, Mo; Medical Center Of Independence, Independence, Mo; Lees Summit Hospital, Lees Summit, Mo; St Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practic

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Thomas Joseph Mc Cormack, MD
(816) 252-7300
1515 W Truman Rd Ste 510
Independence, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1991

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Gregory Lane Hummel, MD
(816) 252-7300
1520 E 23rd St S Ste D
Independence, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1979

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Jonathan E Blake, DO
17221 E 23rd St S Ste 109
Independence, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1995

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Jerald Edward Elrod, DDS
(816) 373-6006
17500 Medical Center Pkwy
Independence, MO
Specialties
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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