Trochanteric Pain Sydrome


What Is It?

Trochanteric pain syndrome is used to describe all painful conditions around the outer aspect of the hip. It may be caused by trochanteric bursitis, gluteus medius/minimus tendinopathy or other inflammatory conditions of the hip.

The mainstay of treatment for these is physiotherapy and injections, as required. Occasion patients require surgery to deal with the bursitis and tendinopathy. Surgery can be performed via key holes (hip arthroscopy). Some patients may require repair of the tendon.