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Terry Glenn Green, MD
(501) 305-2910
3130 E Race Ave
Searcy, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1972

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Kyle R Blickenstaff
(501) 278-2808
2900 Hawkins Dr
Searcy, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James R McCoy
(501) 278-2808
2900 Hawkins Dr
Searcy, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Saml Wolfe, MD
(479) 484-4740
PO Box 3528
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978

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Brian Glenn Dickson, MD
(870) 932-1820
505 E Matthews Ave Ste 303
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.James McCoy
(501) 278-2808
710 Marion Street #202
Searcy, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: White Co. Memorial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kyle R Blickenstaff, MD
(501) 278-2868
2900 Hawkins Dr
Searcy, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.THOMAS DAY
(501) 278-2846
2900 Hawkins Drive
Searcy, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Scott Bowen, MD
(501) 663-6455
5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 100
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Martin Hefley Knee & Sports

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Dr.TAD PRUITT
(501) 604-6900
10301 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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