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Ryan Meis, MD
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Daniel L Kaler, DDS
(712) 276-2766
4224 Sergeant Rd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard W Wagner, DDS
(712) 258-0501
Wagner Grabouski & Kuntz DDS 3012 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kevin Jay Liudahl, MD
(712) 255-9400
2800 Pierce St Ste 102
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1982

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Duane Kent Nelson
(712) 224-8677
2800 Peirce St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Brenda P Dick, DDS
(712) 276-2766
4224 Sergeant Rd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Roland S Froggatt, MD
(402) 379-9569
2800 Pierce St Ste 102
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1960

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William Oliver Samuelson
(712) 224-8677
2800 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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David Gerhardt Paulsrud, MD
(712) 239-3964
325 45th St
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1959

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James K Grabouski, DDS
(712) 258-0501
Wagner Grabouski & Kuntz DDS 3012 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
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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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