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Greater Trochanteric Hip Pain

Kimpel, Diane M.; Garner, Chadwick C.; Magone, Kevin M.; May, Jedediah H.; Lawless, Matthew W.

doi: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000034
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In the patient with lateral hip pain, there is a broad differential diagnosis, making appropriate evaluation and management challenging. Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is a term used to denote chronic lateral hip pain and encompasses several painful soft tissue diagnoses including coxa saltans, trochanteric bursitis, and gluteus minimus and medius tendon tears. An overview of these common causes is presented through a series of cases that encompass the anatomic associations, classic presentations, diagnostic tests, and management strategies unique to each disorder. By reviewing this information, we hope to provide clinicians with the tools to evaluate greater trochanteric pain syndrome efficiently and effectively.

Diane M. Kimpel, CNS, Wright State Orthopaedics Department, Dayton, Ohio.

Chadwick C. Garner, BA, The Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio.

Kevin M. Magone, BA, The Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio.

Jedediah H. May, MD, Wright State Orthopaedics Department, Dayton, Ohio.

Matthew W. Lawless, MD, Wright State Orthopaedics Department, Dayton, Ohio.

The author and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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