Retrocalcaneal bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right Achilles insertion region pain for last 3 months.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
  • Achilles tendon - Intact. Diffuse thickening, mild hypoechoic echopattern and hypervascularity in the distal tendon.
  • Retrocalcaneal bursa - Anechoic fluid ( 17 x 6 x 6 mm ) present
  • Retroachilles bursa - No fluid
  • Retrocalcaneal fat pad - Increased echogenicity and vascularity.
  • Asymptomatic side shows normal findings.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings of distal Achilles mild tendinosis, retrocalcaneal bursitis, and retrocalcaneal fat pad inflammation.

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Case information

rID: 61304
Published: 28th Jun 2018
Last edited: 28th Jun 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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