Dr. Tom Colletti
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a diagnosis used to describe pain to the lateral hip. There are many causes of GTPS, but trochanteric bursitis is the most common occurring in approximately 1.8 patients per 1000/year and more common in women. Symptoms consist of pain to the lateral hip and point tenderness to palpation over the greater trochanter. A cure rate of ninety percent is often seen with conservative management, however there is a subset of patients with persistent or trochanteric bursitis who requires surgical intervention. Open surgical procedures were previously the standard, newer endoscopic techniques have shown better outcomes.
Williams, Talena C.
"Management of Persistent Trochanteric Bursitis,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 1
, Article 36.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/dmscjournal/vol1/iss2/36
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