Tag Archives: Achilles

Calcific Tendonitis

Posted on October 3, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Calcific tendonitis (CT) refers to a deposit of calcium (bone) in a tendon. Commonly, CT is associated with the rotator cuff (tendons at the shoulder), but is not uncommon in the Achilles (heel), Patella (knee) and Gluteal (lateral hip) tendons. The literature describes two types of CT; degenerative and reactive calcification. Degenerative calcification appears to […]

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Severe Mid Portion Achilles Tendinopathy

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

In our experience of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound we have scanned hundreds of Achilles tendons, but we have never scanned an Achilles which measures nearly 22mm. The tendon is grossly thickened with multiple tendon defects and significant vascularity on power doppler likely representing neovascularisation. Normally, an Achilles tendon only measures 4-5 mm!        

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