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Oscar Tanaka, MD
(727) 725-6294
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1964

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Carl Milton Russell, DDS
(770) 424-6411
6488 Hickory Flat Hwy
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kevin T Spillane, DDS
(770) 928-4747
302 Parkway 575
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Duncan Wells, MD
(770) 517-2257
100 Stoneforest Dr Ste 100
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1987

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Lori Ann Smith, DDS
(229) 924-8191
1301 E Forsyth St Ste D
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Stephen Bethea, MD
(404) 252-0557
203 Woodpark Pl Ste B200
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1965

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Oscar Tanaka, MD
(727) 725-6294
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1964

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Duncan Wells
(770) 517-2257
100 Stoneforest Dr
Woodstock, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark S Sanchez, DDS
(770) 998-1132
2621 Sandy Plains Rd Ste 102
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Brian Zahi Makhuli, MD
(770) 421-8005
370 Chastain Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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