Haglund syndrome and deformity

Case contributed by Brendan Cullinane


Elderly lady presenting with pain and swelling at the Achilles tendon insertion onto the posterior calcaneus.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Swelling of the Achilles tendon was mainly distal rather than mid-tendon. Kager fat pad was echogenic. Hyperemia of the tendon, fat pad and bursa was observed. There was probable spurring at the Achilles insertion. There was retrocalcaneal bursitis.

Case Discussion

The overall picture suggested Haglund syndrome with spurring at the Achilles insertion and the patient's site of pain.

The presence of retrocalcaneal pain and bursitis suggested an underlying Haglund deformity. A specialist determined x-ray was performed, which confirmed spurring and revealed a small Haglund deformity (not shown).

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Case information

rID: 21364
Published: 18th Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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