GTPS is a clinical diagnosis of lateral hip pain and includes trochanteric bursitis associated with a tendinopathy ,gluteus medius (GMed) and minimus (GMin) tendinopathy, tears of the GMed and GMin tendons and external coxa saltans (snapping hip syndrome). Iliotibial band (ITB) abnormalities are also a possible cause of GTPS.What is greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS)?
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is pain that occurs on the outside of the hip. The greater trochanter is located at the top of the thighbone (femur) and is the most prominent and widest part of the hip. GTPS is more common in older adults. Being out of shape or overweight may put you at greater risk for hip bursitis.What is the difference between itit band syndrome and GTPS?
IT band syndrome mainly affects the knee, but it can cause friction in the hip area, leading to GTPS. 4 Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is characterized by a pain on the outer part of the thigh or hip. A characteristic feature of GTPS is the so called jump sign.What are the signs and symptoms of GTPS?
Characteristics/Clinical Presentation GTPS typically presents with lateral hip pain that may radiate down the lateral thigh and buttocks and occasionally to the lateral knee. It can be described as aching and intense at times of greater aggravation caused by passive, active and resisted hip abduction and external rotation.