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What is trochanteric bursitis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Bursal inflammation

It is significant tenderness on the outside of the thigh at the level of the greater trochanter of the femur. This is where the bursa is located.

In brief: Bursal inflammation

It is significant tenderness on the outside of the thigh at the level of the greater trochanter of the femur. This is where the bursa is located.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

Bursae cover bone prominences and allow for tendons and muscles to glide.
The trochanter is at the upper end of the femur (thigh bone) on the outside closest to your skin. The bursa can get inflammed and cause pain often times with direct pressure. Ice, nsaids, therapy, and injections may help. Surgery is very rarely needed.

In brief: Inflammation

Bursae cover bone prominences and allow for tendons and muscles to glide.
The trochanter is at the upper end of the femur (thigh bone) on the outside closest to your skin. The bursa can get inflammed and cause pain often times with direct pressure. Ice, nsaids, therapy, and injections may help. Surgery is very rarely needed.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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