Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Trochanteric Bursitis


Related Terms

  • Bursitis of the Hip
  • Enthesopathy of the Hip
  • External Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Pseudo-trochanteric Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Tendonitis

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Family Physician
  • Orthopedic (Orthopaedic) Surgeon
  • Physical Therapist
  • Sports Medicine Physician

Comorbid Conditions

  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Factors Influencing Duration

Length of disability is influenced by the severity of symptoms, whether the condition is unilateral or bilateral, and the individual’s job requirements.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
726.5 - Enthesopathy of Hip Region; Bursitis of Hip; Gluteal Tendinitis; Iliac Crest Spur; Psoas Tendinitis; Trochanteric Tendinitis

Overview

Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of one or more of the 3 main hip bursae that surround the greater trochanter of the femur bone. A hip bursa is a fluid-filled sac lined with synovial tissue that secretes fluids that cushion the soft tissues of the hip from rubbing against the underlying bone (greater trochanter). When inflamed, the synovial lining of the bursa thickens and produces excessive fluid that causes pain and localized swelling. With trochanteric bursitis, inflammation of the subgluteus maximus bursa is most common, but the subgluteus medius and subgluteus minimus bursae also may be involved (Fredericson).

Symptoms of trochanteric bursitis include pain at the outside (lateral aspect) of one or both hips that may radiate down the lateral thigh to the knee; this is in contrast to hip osteoarthritis, which typically produces pain at the groin and inner thigh. The trochanteric bursa most often becomes inflamed in response to direct trauma, repetitive friction, and following hip surgery (e.g., hip osteotomy, hip replacement). Trochanteric bursitis also may occur in conjunction with gluteal tendinitis, rheumatoid arthritis, or infection.

Incidence and Prevalence: Unilateral trochanteric bursitis is present in approximately 15% of women and 8.5% of men; bilateral trochanteric bursitis is present in up to 6.6% of women and 1.9% of men (Foye).

Bursitis is the cause of 0.4% of all primary care physician visits, and is present in up to 10% of individuals who are runners (Gonsalves). After hip osteoarthritis, trochanteric bursitis is the second most common cause of adult hip pain (Foley).
In the Netherlands, annual incidence of trochanteric bursitis is estimated at 180 per 100,000 individuals (Lievense).

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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