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Increased substance P expression in the trochanteric bursa of patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome

Fearon, Angela; Twin, Jane; Dahlstrom, Jane; Cook, Jill L; Cormick, W; Smith, Paul; Scott, Alexander

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Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a pathology that can involve the trochanteric bursa or the tendons which attach to the greater trochanter. To clarify the potential importance of bursa versus tendon pathology and of substance P (SP) in contributing to pain in this condition tendon and bursa tissue biopsies were obtained from 34 patients with GTPS and 29 control subjects. Specimens were evaluated via light microscopy for histopathological and morphological differences, as well as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76327
Source: Rheumatology International: clinical and experimental investigations
DOI: 10.1007/s00296-014-2957-7

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