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Peter Wood
(303) 684-7880
1925 W Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Timothy J Pater
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
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Hand Surgery

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Samuel Edward Smith, MD
(720) 494-3221
1551 Professional Ln Unit 200
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Longmont United Hosp, Longmont, Co
Group Practice: Front Range Orthopedic Ctr

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Curtis L Leonard
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas Jay Darrah, MD
(303) 772-1600
809 Panorama Cir
Longmont, CO
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1966

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Kenneth J Cavanaugh
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert E Fitzgibbons, MD
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln Unit 200
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1987

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Laurel R Leslie-Martin, DDS
(303) 772-5055
1361 Francis St Ste 104
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Curtis Lee Leonard, MD
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln Unit 200
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991

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Gregg Alan Koldenhoven, MD
(720) 494-3132
1925 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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