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Haglund syndrome

Haglund syndrome refers to the triad of

This results in pain at the back of the heel. It is associated with calcaneal spurs, and the wearing of high heels (thus the colloquial term "pump-bump") or stiff backed shoes in general.

Radiographic features

Plain film
  • loss of Kager triangle due to retrocalcaneal bursitis
  • achilles tendon measuring over 9 mm, 2 cm above the bursal projection due to achilles tendinopathy
  • convexity of the soft tissues posterior to the Achilles tendon insertion due to superficial tendo-achillis bursitis
  • prominent bursal projection of the calcaneum ("pump-bump") or Haglund deformity
  • Chauveaux-Liet angle greater than 12º

See also

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