Plantaris friction syndrome

Last revised by Arlene Campos on 12 Jan 2024

Plantaris friction syndrome is a rare cause of Achilles tendinopathy.


While its pathogenesis is incompletely understood, some authors suggest that it may relate to the presence of a compressive tendinopathy between the Achilles tendon and plantaris tendon with resultant inflammation and adhesions within the peritendinous tissues.

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Cases and figures

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