Retrocalcaneal bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Posterior ankle pain - recurrent. Increased for few days. No trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 45 yrs
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Symptomati side - Achilles tendon - normal thickness, echopattern.  Fluid is noted deep to tendon.

Hypervascularity is noted in fat pad and also in tendon.

Asymptomatic side - Normal tendon. No bursal fluid. No hypervascularity.

Case Discussion

Small amount of fluid is normally present in retro-calcaneal or preachilles bursa. 

Amount of fluid is much more than normally seen. Along with , there is increased vascularity in fat pad. 

Tendon itselt is normal. However, there is increased vascularity which is suggest early tendinosis.

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Case information

rID: 27769
Case created: 19th Feb 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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