Calcaneal spurs: plantar and at the Achilles tendon insertion

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 49
Gender: Female

Left calcaneal X-ray

Modality: X-ray

There is a plantar calcaneal spur associated with minor calcifications on the projection of the plantar fascia. There is also a irregular and heterogeneous calcification at the insertion of the calcaneal (Achilles) tendon, which is also referred as insertional calcific tendinopathy.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a common X-ray finding when assessing calcaneal pain: plantar spur and calcaneal insertional calcific tendinopathy.

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Case Information

rID: 39162
Case created: 23rd Aug 2015
Last edited: 28th Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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