trochanteric bursitis

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trochanteric bursitis

pain over the greater trochanter - the bony prominence on the femur on either side of the thigh. Caused by inflammation of the bursa between the bone and the overlying muscle. Occurs as a result of repeated friction due to poor running gait or technique, altered biomechanics or poor muscle co-ordination. Management is as for bursitis elsewhere, including analgesia and identification of the underlying cause.


inflammation of a bursa. Acute bursitis comes on suddenly; severe pain and limitation of motion of the affected joint are the principal signs. See also hygroma, intra-abdominal abscess.
Chronic bursitis may follow the acute attacks. There is continued pain and limitation of motion around the joint.

atlantal bursitis
see poll evil.
carpal bursitis
see carpal hygroma.
trochanteric bursitis
inflammation, in the horse, of the bursa between the tendon of the middle gluteal muscle and the major trochanter of the femur or its cartilage. Causes lameness and atrophy of muscles in long-standing cases. Called also whirlbone lameness.
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Traumatic bursitis (capped hock) in horse. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003.
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Although trochanteric bursitis is regarded as a clinical diagnosis, several investigators have reported a limited role for imaging in confirming the diagnosis.
The differential diagnoses of tubercular trochanteric bursitis include septic bursitis, chronic pyogenic osteomyelitis, post-traumatic bursitis, postural bursitis, idiopathic trochanteric bursitis and neoplasia (4,8).
Efficacy of treatment of trochanteric bursitis a systematic review.
24, 39, 53) Diseases of the hip, including arthritis and trochanteric bursitis, as well as fracture, should be considered in differential diagnoses.
The etiology of trochanteric bursitis is often a gait abnormality from a leg-length discrepancy.
One study reported that >50% of patients with trochanteric bursitis had a positive Patrick's test--the presence of pain with Flexion, ABduction, and External Rotation (FABER) of the affected hip.
Leg length differences and scoliosis also can lead to trochanteric bursitis.
Low Profile Design: The low profile components are designed to minimize the possibility of soft tissue irritation which may reduce the risk of trochanteric bursitis.
Trochanteric bursitis, a type of lateral hip pain, is sometimes increased with greater fracture compression and is a recognized complication of solid sliding lag screws.
The more common bursal lesion is trochanteric bursitis.
You will learn how the incidence and types of injuries differ between men and women, including concussions, neck pain, shoulder instability, thoracic outlet syndrome and other nerve entrapments, lumbar spondylolisthesis, sacroiliac dysfunction, trochanteric bursitis, patellofemoral disorders, stress fractures and overuse injuries.
The anamnesis of the patient was unremarkable except he was treated for pulmonary TB 50 years ago and underwent surgery on his right hip due to trochanteric bursitis 3 years ago.