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Philo F Willetts
(401) 596-7762
37 East Ave
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel R Gaccione
(401) 596-0259
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kevin Charles Neilson, MD
(860) 445-1930
25 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.Stephen Gross
(401) 596-9039
81 Beach Street
Westerly, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Christopher M Hutchins
(401) 596-0259
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Philo F Willetts Jr, MD
(401) 596-7762
37 East Ave
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1970

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Daniel R Gaccione, MD
(401) 596-0259
45 Wells St Ste 204
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1985

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A John Elliot, MD
(401) 348-8082
45R East Ave
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1959

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Stephen Barrett Gross, MD
(401) 596-5430
81 Beach St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1985

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Stephen B Gross
(401) 596-9039
81 Beach St
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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