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Donald Claude Bailey, MD
(479) 750-2850
307 S Thompson St Ste B
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Med Ctr, Springdale, Ar
Group Practice: Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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Stanley T Soholt, MD FACS
(501) 750-3751
22016 Dogwood Cir
Springdale, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: California(san Francisco)
Graduation Year: 1941

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John Marcus Heim
(479) 757-5354
601 W Maple Ave
Springdale, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert John Tomlinson Jr, MD
(479) 521-5262
601 W Maple Ave Ste 505
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Boyd O Whitlock, DDS
(479) 751-0013
2890 W Huntsville Ave
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher Allen Arnold, MD
(479) 751-3860
802 W Maple Ave
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mark Wilson Powell, MD
(479) 750-6269
601 W Maple Ave Ste 704
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Northwest Orthopedic Ctr

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Terry Jay Sites
(479) 750-1787
307 S Thompson St Ste B
Springdale, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Terry Jay Sites, MD
(479) 750-0083
307 S Thompson St Ste B
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1984

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Charles Kristian Hanby, MD
(479) 361-9887
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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