Trochanteric syndrome

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 14 Jan 2022

Trochanteric syndrome (greater trochanteric pain syndrome) refers to pain that originates from the lateral hip region.

Terminology

Bursitis is not necessarily present and the often-used term trochanteric bursitis is therefore not always appropriate 1.

Epidemiology

Trochanteric syndrome most commonly affects middle-aged females 3.

Pathology

Conditions that can present as trochanteric syndrome include 3:

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Cases and figures

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  • Case 3: gluteus minimus partial tendon tear
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