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Trochanteric Bursae of Gluteus Medius Muscle (Right)
Connective Tissue

Trochanteric Bursae of Gluteus Medius Muscle (Right)

Bursa trochantericae musculi glutei medii

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Structure

Bursae are sac-like structures, with an inner synovial membrane, that produces a thin film of synovial fluid. They aid in reducing friction between moving tissues of the body, such as between tendon and bone, ligament and bone, tendons and ligaments, and between muscles.

Inflammation of the bursa is known as bursitis. If the inflammation is due to injury or strain, it is known as aseptic bursitis. However, if the inflammation is caused by infection, it is known as septic bursitis.

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Anatomical Relations

The trochanteric bursa of the gluteus medius muscle lies between the anterosuperior part of the lateral surface of the greater trochanter of the femur and the gluteus medius muscle.

Function

The trochanteric bursa of the gluteus medius muscle reduces friction as the tendon of the gluteus medius glides over the lateral surface of the greater trochanter.

List of Clinical Correlates

—Trochanteric bursitis

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