Endoscopic calcaneoplasty combined with Achilles tendon repair

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008 Nov;16(11):1043-6. doi: 10.1007/s00167-008-0602-2. Epub 2008 Aug 19.


Endoscopic calcaneoplasty is a minimally invasive technique for resection of inflamed retrocalcaneal bursa as well as the posterosuperior part of the calcaneus. A relative contra-indication for this technique is a tear of the Achilles tendon. In this report, we describe the treatment of a patient with Haglund's deformity associated with a tear of the Achilles tendon. Both the lesions are treated endoscopically. The technique is described and the pitfalls are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / surgery*
  • Adult
  • Bursitis / epidemiology
  • Bursitis / surgery*
  • Calcaneus / surgery*
  • Contraindications
  • Debridement
  • Endoscopy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
  • Rupture