Category Archives: Heel

Haglund’s Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)

Haglund’s Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis) Overview This condition is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel that can aggravate the retrocalcaneal bursa, a fluid-filled sac located on the back of the heel between the Achilles tendon and the calcaneus. The bursa can become inflamed and swollen, a condition called bursitis. Haglund’s deformity most commonly […]

Calcaneal Tongue-Type Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)

Calcaneal Tongue-Type Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation) Overview This procedure is used to correct a “tongue-type” fracture of the calcaneus (the heel bone). During this procedure, the surgeon stabilizes the bone with hardware to allow the bone to heal properly. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned and anesthesia is […]

Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy

Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy Overview This surgical procedure is used to modify the shape of the foot, creating an arch to correct the condition of pes planus (commonly called flat foot or fallen arch). Preparation In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned and anesthesia is administered. The surgeon creates an incision along the […]

Subtalar Fusion

Subtalar Fusion Overview This surgical procedure is used to help relieve pain in the joint beneath the ankle joint and correct deformities in the hindfoot caused by injury, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the calcaneus (the heel bone) to the talus, the bone that connects the foot to the ankle. Preparation The patient […]

Triple Arthrodesis

Triple Arthrodesis Overview This surgical procedure is used to help relieve pain in the ankle joint and correct deformities in the hindfoot caused by injury, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the three main joints in the hindfoot that allow side-to-side movement – the calcaneo-cuboid, talonavicular, and subtalar joints. Preparation The patient is positioned […]

Fracture of the Heel Bone (Calcaneus)

Fracture of the Heel Bone (Calcaneus) Overview This condition is a break in the heel bone, called the calcaneus, which forms the back of the foot. This bone supports the foot and is important for normal walking. Causes Fractures of the heel bone most commonly occur from severe trauma to the foot, often from a […]