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Foot Ankle Spec. 2013 Aug;6(4):323-7. doi: 10.1177/1938640013493462. Epub 2013 Jun 27.

Retrocalcaneal pain after the repair of acute Achilles tendon rupture.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, North District Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China.


Pain in the posterosuperior portion of the calcaneus can be caused by a retrocalcaneal bursitis, enlargement of the superior bursal prominence of the calcaneus, insertional Achilles tendinopathy, stress fracture of the calcaneus, or inflammation of an adventitious bursa between the Achilles tendon and the skin. Hypertrophied tendon impinging on the posterosuperior calcaneal tuberosity can be a cause of retrocalcaneal pain after repair of acute rupture of the Achilles tendon. This can be effectively treated by endoscopic calcaneoplasty.


Therapeutic, Level IV, Case Report.


Achilles tendon; endoscopic calcaneoplasty; hypertrophy; retrocalcaneal bursitis; rupture

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