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Maher F Habashi
(704) 735-3116
501 N Aspen St
Lincolnton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Karenmarie Barbara Rives, MD
(704) 732-9966
PO Box 2059
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle, Nc
Group Practice: Wellbridge Orthopaedics

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Brian Scott Delay, MD
(704) 664-1060
206 Gamble Dr
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Todd Irwin
(630) 579-6500
501 North Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Todd L Hamilton, DDS
(704) 735-1606
701 S Laurel St Ste 1
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Maher Habashi
(704) 735-3116
501 North Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kasr El Aini Fac Med Cairo Univ
Year of Graduation: 1960
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Karen Marie Rives
(704) 732-9966
701 S Laurel St
Lincolnton, NC
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Steven Miller Austin, DDS
(704) 735-1606
701 S Laurel St # 1
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Domingo E Cabinum Jr, MD
(606) 666-4971
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1961

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Peter T Hurley
(828) 322-5172
214 18th St Se
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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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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