1. Eighteen cases of tuberculosis of the greater trochanter and the trochanteric bursae are analyzed.
2. Fifty per cent. of these cases had a history of local trauma; in 72 per cent. there were one or more other demonstrable tuberculous foci.
3. The diagnosis of trochanteric tuberculosis is frequently missed because there is no characteristic clinical or roentgenographic picture.
4. Radical surgical treatment is preferable to prolonged conservative measures.
5. Tuberculosis near the hip joint is serious because of its chronicity and the necessity for prolonged hospitalization.
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