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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Other common causes of trochanteric bursitis include osteoarthritis of the hip or lumbosacral spine, scoliosis, or a pathologically tight tensor fascia latae caused by running.
If, in fact, your problem is trochanteric bursitis, the condition is often associated with tightness and inflexibility of the iliotibial band, which is a soft tissue structure traveling from the outer aspect of the hip along the outer thigh toward the knee.
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.
It includes hip osteoarthritis, trochanteric bursitis, iliopsoas bursitis, stenosis of the cervical spinal canal, pelvic or sacral insufficiency fracture, muscle strain or tears, vascular claudication, myofascial referred pain, and facet arthropathy without stenosism, said Dr.