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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Inflamed retrocalcaneal bursa and Achilles tendonitis in psoriatic arthritis demonstrated by ultrasonography.
The bilateral suprapatellar bursa (SPB), deep infrapatellar bursa (DIPB), popliteal bursa (PB), and retrocalcaneal bursa (RCB) were imaged and measured for analysis.
The examined lower extremity bursae included the bilateral suprapatellar bursa (SPB), deep infrapatellar bursa (DIPB), popliteal bursa (PB), and retrocalcaneal bursa (RCB).
Can local corticosteroid injection in the retrocalcaneal bursa lead to rupture of the Achilles tendon and the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle?
5] Many surgical options are available namely excision of retrocalcaneal bursa, calcaneal osteotomy, and calcaneal osteotomy.
Surgery: Through a lateral approach retrocalcaneal bursa was exposed and excised.
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.
20) Injections are effective when directed at concomitant inflammation of the retrocalcaneal bursa, but accurate positioning and careful postinjection care are paramount.
The retrocalcaneal bursa lies between the Achilles tendon and the calcaneus near the tendon's insertion.
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.
1) The retrocalcaneal bursa is a horseshoe-shaped structure located superior and posterior to the os calcis.