bursa of tendo calcaneus

(redirected from retrocalcaneal bursa)

bur·sa of ten·do cal·ca·'ne·us

[TA]
bursa between the tendo calcaneus and the superior part of the posterior surface of the calcaneum.

bur·sa of ten·do cal·ca·ne·us

(bŭr'să ten'dō kal-kā'nē-ŭs)
Bursa between the tendo calcaneus and the upper part of the posterior surface of the calcaneum.
Synonym(s): retrocalcaneal bursa.

Achilles,

mythical Greek warrior who was vulnerable only in the heel.
Achilles bursa - bursa between the tendo calcaneus and the upper part of the posterior surface of the calcaneum. Synonym(s): bursa of tendo calcaneus
Achilles reflex - a contraction of the calf muscles when the tendo calcaneus is sharply struck. Synonym(s): ankle jerk; ankle reflex; tendo Achillis reflex; triceps surae reflex
Achilles tendon - the tendon of insertion of the triceps surae (gastrocnemius and soleus) into the tuberosity of the calcaneus. Synonym(s): tendo calcaneus
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Further evaluation was conducted using ultrasound, and this showed no signs of cortical bony irregularities, calcaneal spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis/tendinosis, or calcification, but it did reveal fluid accumulation in the retrocalcaneal bursa.
2) The retrocalcaneal bursa is more commonly affected than the subcutaneous bursa.
The judicious use of injecting corticosteroid into the retrocalcaneal bursa, avoiding the Achilles tendon, can be very helpful in controlling pain.