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retrocalcaneal spurs

Posted by Matt on 1/28/04 at 19:29 (143119)

Can anyone provide some links to studies, discussions, or articles that cover the removal of retrocalaneal spurs to the relief of heel pain?

Thanks a lot,


Re: retrocalcaneal spurs

Dr. Z on 1/28/04 at 21:31 (143135)


If you use the search engine on this site you will find alot of information about chronic insertional Achilles tendonitis. Use Achilles Tendonitis as the search word.
Surgery for this problem is a very long and sometimes painful post -operative period. A cast is usually used with the tendon removed,to expose the bone spurs
ESWT can be very effective. It is an off labeled procedure but is used in both the USA, Canada and Europe for many years