Ballarat Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine keenly supports and participates in a number of medical research projects.
We are pleased to be involved in a world-first trial investigating treatments for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS), also commonly known as hip ‘bursitis’, gluteal tendon pain or lateral hip pain. This condition is extremely common, with greater than 50% of post-menopausal women having this type of pain.
The Gluteal Tendon Latrobe (GLoBE) Trial is a randomised, controlled study investigating the use of specific exercises and/or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cream in post-menopausal women with GTPS. The trial involves an assessment from our Sports Physician, and then a daily exercise program and the use of a cream for three months, with supervision by a local physiotherapist.
For more information about the trial you can go to this website, or search for the GLoBE Trial on Facebook or Twitter.