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David Hawkes Steiner
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ronald Gene Hood, MD
(918) 747-8071
4802 S 109th East Ave
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Tulsa Orthopedic

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J David De Lapp, MD
(337) 239-8000
500 S 6th St Ste A
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1992

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David Long i Lin
(337) 531-3438
1585 3rd St
Fort Polk, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Granger, Shawn MD
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA

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Shawn Patrick Granger
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David H Steiner, MD
(337) 238-9088
1101 Port Arthur Ter
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Beauregard Mem Hosp, Deridder, La; Byrd Reg Hosp, Leesville, La

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Alfonso Santos Alarcon, MD
(337) 531-3105
1585 3rd St # 81
Fort Polk, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dan Edward Butler, MD
(337) 462-6637
109 W 4th St
Deridder, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Beauregard Mem Hosp, Deridder, La

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Orthopedic Center Of Louisiana
(337) 239-8000
109 W 4th St
Deridder, LA

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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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