Chronic trochanteric bursitis can also irritate and inflame a cuff of muscles that attach onto the greater trochanter called your abductor muscles on the hip. These include muscles such as the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. Some patients who have an MRI that's diagnosing or helping to diagnose their trochanteric bursitis will often also show that some of those muscles are becoming tendonotic or frayed off of the insertion onto the greater trochanter. This term is called abductor tendinosis and is commonly associated with chronic or advanced stages of trochanteric bursitis. Instead of a treatment of steroid for this condition, treatments of injection of PRP or platelet rich plasma have been shown in numerous studies to be beneficial for this problem, as they help to heal back those muscles that are frayed and no longer inserting well onto the greater trochanter.
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