Trochanteric syndrome

Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 14 Jan 2022

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


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


Trochanteric syndrome most commonly affects middle-aged females 3.


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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