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Earl Roy Campbell Jr, MD
(270) 885-3404
Bell Buckle, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1954

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Richard D Fewell, DDS
(931) 455-0146
205 S Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mittur Narijappa Ramprasad
(931) 461-8020
509 N Atlantic St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Martin Jason Fiala, MD
(931) 455-8676
1901 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Polish, Czech, Slovak
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Group Practice: Tullahoma Orthopaedics

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Robert Maurice Canon, MD
(931) 455-1070
600 E Carroll St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1971

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J Randall Smith, DDS
(931) 455-0146
205 S Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mittur N Ramprasad, MD
(931) 455-6720
509 NW Atlantic St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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Gary R Stevens, DO
(931) 455-8676
1905 N Jackson St Ste 930
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Martin Fiala
(931) 455-8676
1816 North Washington Street
Tullahoma, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Donald Mark Arms, MD
1018 McArthur St
Manchester, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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