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Tad Johnson, DDS
(801) 731-0088
1845 W 4400 S Ste 3B
Roy, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Allisyn Okawa
(801) 479-9860
6112 South 1550 East
Ogden, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Bruce Thomas
(801) 475-5683
1486 E Skyline Dr
Ogden, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.6, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Michael R Di Benedetto, MD
(801) 544-8789
5405 S 500 E Ste 203
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1985

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Kevin Stucki
(801) 479-9860
6112 S 1550 E
South Ogden, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Darrell George Smith, DDS
(801) 776-2290
4902 S 1900 W
Roy, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey D Shepherd, DDS
(801) 479-9448
5300 Adams Ave Ste 9
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James W Adams
(801) 479-9860
6112 S 1550 E
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Allisyn Okawa, MD
5405 South 500 East South
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987

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Leland W Pack, DMD
(801) 621-5892
1067 24th St
Ogden, UT
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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