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Everett James Wilkinson
(913) 557-3800
2102 Baptiste Drive
Paola, KS
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Danny K Carroll
(816) 322-0688
17053 S 71 Hwy
Belton, MO
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Orthopedic Surgery

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J Joseph Hannah, DDS
(913) 829-8299
1441 E 151st St
Olathe, KS
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jay M Oltjen, DDS
(913) 829-8299
1441 E 151st St
Olathe, KS
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Heidi A Harman, DDS
(913) 782-7223
601 N Mur Len Rd Ste 3
Olathe, KS
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Francis Queenan
(816) 322-0688
17053 South 71 Highway
Belton, MO
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Danny Keith Carroll, MD
(816) 322-0688
17053 S US Highway 71 Ste 203
Belton, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1980

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Robert W Fry, DDS
(913) 764-8860
1295 E 151st St Ste 1
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael S Klein, DDS
(913) 681-8138
8631 W 150th St Ste 102
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John A Gillen II, MD
(816) 322-0688
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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