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D Marshall Jemison, MD
(423) 756-7134
979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
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The Plastic Surgery Group PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Chadwick A Smith
(706) 861-1976
3063 Battlefield Pkwy
Ft Oglethorpe, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas David Hayes, MD
(360) 254-6161
102 Gross Crescent Cir
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: S W Washington Med Ctr, Vancouver, Wa
Group Practice: Northwest

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Peter James Millett, MD
(706) 858-0580
112 Hedekin Cir
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1995

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William David Bruce, MD
(423) 893-9020
1809 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 101
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1992

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Peter J Mulhern
(706) 858-0580
4700 Battlefield Pkwy
Ringgold, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Barry Richard Vaughn, MD
(706) 858-0066
689 Battlefield Pkwy Ste 7
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1990

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Chadwick Aaron Smith, MD
(706) 861-1976
3063 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Hutcheson Med Ctr, Ft Oglethorpe, Ga

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John Allen Gracy, MD
(706) 858-0066
689 Battlefield Pkwy Ste 7
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1986

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Martin Harry Redish, MD
(423) 893-9020
1809 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 101
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Chattanooga Bone & Joint Srgns

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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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