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I was disappointed not to see any reference to trochanteric bursitis in the article on hip pain (Registrar, 22 October).

In my experience this is a common finding in those complaining of hip pain and is often missed. I regularly see patients who have been told they have arthritis of the hip and find they have a good range of movement with marked tenderness over the ipsilateral greater trochanter.

Most are helped by injecting the bursa. I always use triamcinolone for this as it causes much less post-injection pain than methylprednisolone.

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