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Brian Costello O' Leary, DDS
(803) 732-7223
1544 Old Tamah Rd
Irmo, SC
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Allen Oleary, MD
(803) 256-4107
320 Harbison Blvd
Columbia, SC
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1993

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John W Pitner, DMD
(803) 781-5225
5953 Wescott Rd
Columbia, SC
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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S Wendell Holmes, MD
(803) 227-8000
14 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1991

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Evan Franklin Ekman, MD
5 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Mark Locke
(803) 227-8000
7033 Saint Andrews Road
Columbia, SC
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Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Albert Thomas Gilpin Jr, MD
(803) 256-4107
320 Harbison Blvd
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1984

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David Edwin Koon Jr, MD
(803) 434-6812
2 Medical Park Rd Ste 404
Columbia, SC
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1992

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John Ward Cory, MD
2 Medical Park Rd Ste 404
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1997

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David Edwin Koon
(803) 434-6812
2 Medical Park Rd
Columbia, SC
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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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