Haglund deformity – Resection by lateral approach: A case report and review of literature

Vol 01 | January 2020 | page: 31-33 | Siddhartha Shankar Mohanty, Satya Ranjan Patra, Hemanta Kumar Bamidi, Kishore Chandra Das

DOI- 10.13107/ojot.2020.v41i01.010

Authors: Siddhartha Shankar Mohanty [1], Satya Ranjan Patra [1], Hemanta Kumar Bamidi [1], Kishore Chandra Das [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Hi-Tech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha India.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. SatyaRanjan Patra,
Hi-Tech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha India.
E-mail: drsatyarp@gmail.com


Haglund’s syndrome is a mechanical cause of posterior heel pain leading to functional and sporting disability. It is due to a conflict between the achilles tendon and the postero-superior hypertrophied tuberosity of the calcaneus. Physical examination and standard imaging studies are usually sufficient to establish the diagnosis. The treatment is primarily medical; surgery is indicated after failure of functional treatment and it consists of a resection of the posterior-superior bone prominence of the calcaneus with a good results. In some cases tendo-Achilles repair may be needed. We describe a case of symptomatic Haglund’s syndrome that was treated by excision of the mass through lateral approach without tendo-Achilles reconstruction.
Keywords: Haglund’s syndrome, Calcaneus, Surgical excision, Achilles tendon.


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How to Cite this Article: Mohanty S S, Patra S R, Bamidi H K, Das K C. | Haglund deformity – resection by lateral approach: a case report and review of literature. | Odisha Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma | January 2020; 01: 31-33.  https://doi.org/10.13107/ojot.2020.v41i01.010

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