Greater trochanter pain syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Tim Luijkx


Pain left leg, most prominent in hip and groin.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Left-sided high signal around tendons of the gluteus medius and minimus muscles, most prominent at the insertion on the greater trochanter. Associated free fluid between gluteus medius and maximus, in keeping with partial tearing of the gluteus medius tendon and associated trochanteric bursitis. No complete tear.

Case Discussion

Findings consistent with greater trochanter pain syndrome, associated with trochanteric bursitis and partial injury of the gluteus medius tendon at its insertion site on the greater trochanter.

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Case information

rID: 39200
Published: 25th Aug 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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