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Reactive arthritis

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Diagnosis possible

Presentation

Heel pain

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Lateral calcaneal view

x-ray

Large area of erosion at the posterior calcaneus with involvement of Achilles tendon attachment. Mild reactive sclerosis at the anterior margin of erosion.

A small spur along the plantar aspect of calcaneus. Bone density preserved. No joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Reactive arthritis with retrocalcaneal bursa erosive disease. 

This image is from Dr John Hunter's amazing MSK collection. Dr John Hunter is a professor in the department of radiology (musculoskeletal section) at UC Davis School of Medicine.

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