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J Orthop. 2016 Jan 22;13(1):15-28. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2015.12.006. eCollection 2016 Mar.

The management of greater trochanteric pain syndrome: A systematic literature review.

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The University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WT, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a common cause of lateral hip pain. Most cases respond to conservative treatments with a few refractory cases requiring surgical intervention. For many years, this condition was believed to be caused by trochanteric bursitis, with treatments targeting the bursitis. More recently gluteal tendinopathy/tears have been proposed as potential causes. Treatments are consequently developing to target these proposed pathologies. At present there is no defined treatment protocol for GTPS. The purpose of this systematic literature review is to evaluate the current evidence for the effectiveness of GTPS interventions, both conservative and surgical.

KEYWORDS:

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome; Surgery; Tendinopathy; Treatment; Trochanteric bursitis

PMID:
26955229
PMCID:
PMC4761624
[Available on 2017-03-01]
DOI:
10.1016/j.jor.2015.12.006

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