Haglund syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Chronic posterior heel pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years old
Gender: Male

Focal enlargement and abnormal signal at the preinsertion segment of Achilis tendon associated with abundant fluid at the retrocalcaneal bursa. Nevertheless, there is bony projection at the superoposterior corner of the calcaneal with underlying marrow edema.

Annotated image

The calcaneal bony projection with underlying marrow edema

Case Discussion

Haglund syndrome is a common cause of posterior heel pain and occurs due to repetitive friction and microtrauma between a dorsal calcaneal spur and the achilis tendon. Wearing low back and high heel shoes is a risk factor.

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Case information

rID: 32606
Published: 5th Dec 2014
Last edited: 14th Dec 2015
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