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Thomas J Montgomery MD
(337) 235-2264
449 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics

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Michael Edward Heard, MD
(337) 234-0898
113 Saint Thomas St Ste B
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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James Charles Mc Daniel, MD
(337) 237-2060
309 Saint Julien Ave Ste 300
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1973

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Robert Louis Morrow, MD
(337) 233-5857
401 N College Rd Ste 5
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1969

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Stephen E Searcy, DDS
(337) 984-0178
3839 W Congress St Ste B
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Ryburn Holland, MD
1307 Crowley Rayne Hwy Ste D
Crowley, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1991

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Bryan Gary Frentz, MD
(337) 988-8855
4212 W Congress St Ste 1800
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1999

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Charles Alexander Olivier, MD
(337) 988-8855
4212 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968

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Michel Edward Heard
(337) 234-0898
113 Saint Thomas St
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Harold Jude Granger, MD
(337) 988-8855
4212 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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