Achilles tendinosis

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi
Diagnosis almost certain


Painful swelling. Past history of trauma to the left ankle a few years ago.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Left ankle


The MRI sequences demonstrate a fusiform enlargement of the mid-portion of the Achilles tendon with intratendinous areas of a heterogeneous signal on PD fat sat sequences. No other tendinous lesion is seen.

Case Discussion

MRI features of tendinosis of the Achilles tendon.


Additional contributor: MM. Makhloufi, Orthopedic surgeon CHU Batna, Algeria

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