Achilles tendon ossification

Case contributed by Dr M Weber

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Lump in lower calf.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Ossification of the Achilles tendon. 

Case Discussion

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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Case Information

rID: 5587
Case created: 13th Feb 2009
Last edited: 1st Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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