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World J Orthop. Jul 18, 2013; 4(3): 100-102
Published online Jul 18, 2013. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v4.i3.100
Trochanteric area pain, the result of a quartet of bursal inflammation
Bruce Rothschild
Bruce Rothschild, Department of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH 44272, United States
Bruce Rothschild, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, United States
Author contributions: Rothschild B solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Bruce Rothschild, Professor, Department of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, 4209 State Route 44, Rootstown, OH 44272, United States. bmr@ku.edu
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Received: December 16, 2012
Revised: February 12, 2013
Accepted: March 21, 2013
Published online: July 18, 2013
Core Tip

Core tip: The designation hip pain requires localization to identify effective treatment. Once tenderness is localized to the area of the greater trochanter, it is quite amenable to treatment. However, there are four bursa represented and injection of only one usually does not resolve the problem. Injection of all four with a corticosteroid that is minimally water soluble is required.