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Emerging insights on insertional calcific achilles tendinosis

from Podiatry Today

Insertional calcific Achilles tendinosis is an overuse injury that commonly occurs in athletes, particularly those involved in long-distance running (marathons, triathlons), jumping sports, skiing and skating. Patients often describe the pain at the insertion of the Achilles tendon and its insertion into an altered bony configuration of the calcaneus. This condition, which is common among "baby boomer athletes," is typically associated with hypertrophy of the posterior portion of the calcaneus, a prominent posterosuperior angle "calcaneal step," retrocalcaneal bursitis and an insertional traction exostosis with ossification or spurring of the Achilles tendon creating a calcific tendinosis. more


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