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Rhonda H Cormney, DMD
(859) 623-7476
519 Hampton Way Ste 1
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Timothy J Micek, MD
(859) 200-8522
318 Highland Park Dr
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1994

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Thomas D Cervoni
(859) 624-4110
789 Eastern Byp
Richmond, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas Dominic Cervoni, MD
(859) 624-4110
789 Eastern Byp Ste 5
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mark Richard Secor
(859) 986-1679
191a Glades Rd.
Berea, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Thomas Cervoni
(859) 624-4110
789 Eastern Byp # 5
Richmond, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Charles E Parsons, DMD
(859) 623-6414
106 Alycia Dr
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dane Glueck, MD
(859) 323-5533
316 Highland Park Dr
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 2000

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Mark Richard Secor, MD
(859) 986-1679
305 Estill St
Berea, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Berea Hosp, Berea, Ky
Group Practice: Orthopedic Clinic Of Berea

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Lisa Anne Kochis, DDS
(859) 266-8411
501 S Preston St
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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