Achilles tendon ossification
Lump in lower calf.
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Ossification of the Achilles tendon.
This case is consistent with ossification of the Achilles tendon in a patient who had ruptured his Achilles tendon 20 years ago.
Ossification of the Achilles tendon is seen both with previous macrotrauma of the tendon (e.g. Achilles tendon rupture, previous surgery) as well as repetitive microtrauma.
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