1. Calcification in the region of the greater trochanter should be suspected in cases of pain in the region of the hip.
2. There are three common locations for calcified deposits in the region of the greater trochanter.
3. The pathogenesis of this syndrome is analogous to the syndrome which occurs in the supraspinatus muscle at the shoulder.
4. Deposits may be demonstrated in the roentgenogram, and the patient may have no signs nor symptoms. The most frequent clinical sign is reflex spasm of the gluteus medius.
5. Review of the literature and our experience show that surgical removal of the deposit results in a cure.
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