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Retrocalcaneal bursa

Dr Patrick J Rock and Dr Bruno Di Muzio et al.

The retrocalcaneal bursa also referred to as subachilleal bursa, is located deep to the calcaneal tendon and superficial to the posterior angle of the calcaneus. It can become inflamed and symptomatic leading to retrocalcaneal bursitis

It is distinct from the subcutaneous calcaneal bursa, which is located between the calcaneal tendon and the skin.  

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 39136
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Retro-calcaneal bursa
  • Subachilleal bursa

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